CPSC issued a voluntary recall on a number of All-terrain Vehicles. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), with SunL Group Inc. of Irving, Texas and American Honda Motor Co. Inc., of Torrance, California has issued a voluntary recall on a number of All-terrain Vehicles (ATV).
SunL is recalling about 144 SLA90 Youth ATVs because the ATVs lack front brakes, a manual fuel shut-off, and padding to cover sharp edges on the handlebar assembly and have been sold without a tire pressure gauge or adequate flag pole bracket. These safety defects could lead to drivers losing control of the ATVs, which poses the risk of serious injuries or death. The ATVs were made in China and sold through SunL dealers nationwide and Internet retailers during May 2005-March 2007 for $400-$500. Consumers are to immediately stop using these ATVs and contact SunL to receive a full refund at (866) 355-0497 (9 a.m.-6 p.m. CT, Monday-Friday) or at www.sunl.com. The SLA90 ATVs are intended for children 12-15 years of age and come in red, blue, yellow, green and in camo pink, brown, green, and blue. The word “Sunl” is on the front side of the ATV and recalled units bear one of the following Vehicle Identification Numbers:
TT05035376 TT05035373 TT05035474 TT05035410 TT05035492 TT05035437
TT05035377 TT05035374 TT05035475 TT05035411 TT05035493 TT05035438
TT05035378 TT05035375 TT05035476 TT05035412 TT05035494 TT05035439
TT05035379 TT05035456 TT05035396 TT05035413 TT05035495 TT05035440
TT05035380 TT05035457 TT05035397 TT05035414 TT05035496 TT05035441
TT05035381 TT05035458 TT05035398 TT05035415 TT05035497 TT05035442
TT05035382 TT05035459 TT05035399 TT05035484 TT05035426 TT05035443
TT05035383 TT05035460 TT05035400 TT05035485 TT05035427 TT05035444
TT05035384 TT05035461 TT05035401 TT05035486 TT05035428 TT05035445
TT05035385 TT05035462 TT05035402 TT05035487 TT05035429 TT05035505
TT05035463 TT05035386 TT05035403 TT05035488 TT05035430 TT05035506
TT05035464 TT05035387 TT05035404 TT05035489 TT05035431 TT05035507
TT05035465 TT05035388 TT05035405 TT05035490 TT05035432 TT05035508
TT05035466 TT05035389 TT05035477 TT05035416 TT05035433 TT05035509
TT05035467 TT05035390 TT05035478 TT05035417 TT05035434 TT05035446
TT05035468 TT05035391 TT05035479 TT05035418 TT05035435 TT05035447
TT05035469 TT05035392 TT05035480 TT05035419 TT05035498 TT05035448
TT05035366 TT05035393 TT05035481 TT05035420 TT05035499 TT05035449
TT05035367 TT05035394 TT05035482 TT05035421 TT05035500 TT05035450
TT05035368 TT05035395 TT05035483 TT05035422 TT05035501 TT05035451
TT05035369 TT05035470 TT05035406 TT05035423 TT05035502 TT05035452
TT05035370 TT05035471 TT05035407 TT05035424 TT05035503 TT05035453
TT05035371 TT05035472 TT05035408 TT05035425 TT05035504 TT05035454
TT05035372 TT05035473 TT05035409 TT05035491 TT05035436 TT05035455
Risk of Loss of Control Hazard.
In the second recall, American Honda Motor Co. issued a recall of approximately 42,000 Model Year 2007-2008 TRX 420 Rancher ATVs—also known as the Honda FourTrax Rancher 4X4—due to risk of loss of control hazard because the if ATV’s rubber CV (constant velocity) boots becomes punctured or torn, its joint will become contaminated and severe binding of the CV joints could occur, resulting in the sudden loss of steering control and posing a risk of injury or death.
These are adult-size ATVs designed for riders age 16 and older and come in red, black, olive, and camouflage. The Honda name and wing logo are printed on the fuel tank, the model year is printed on a label located on the frame behind the left front wheel, and the model name “Rancher” is on a label on the ATVs left rear. Honda TRX420 ATVs were sold at Honda ATV dealers nationwide January 2007-May 2008 for $5,300-$5,600 and were manufactured in the US. Consumers are to immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact any Honda ATV dealer to make an appointment for a free repair; registered owners were sent notices. Honda can be reached toll-free at (866) 784-1870 (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. PT, Monday-Friday) or at: www.powersports.honda.com.
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