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Kawasaki Recalls Off-Road Motorcycles Due to Crash Hazard

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Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 1, 2014 - (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL SUMMARY

Name of product: Off-Road Motorcycles

Hazard: The camshaft sprocket bolts can loosen and come off causing the engine to lock and stop the vehicle, posing a crash hazard.

Consumer Contact:Kawasaki toll-free at (866) 802-9381 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.kawasaki.com and click on Recall/Safety Info at the bottom of the page.

RECALL DETAILS

Units: About 611

Description: This recall involves model year 2014 KLX110 and KLX110L off-road motorcycles. The motorcycles have a 110 cubic centimeter engine, a green fuel tank, shroud cover and fenders, a black seat and white side covers. “Kawasaki” is on both sides of the shroud cover. Model numbers are on both side covers directly beneath the seat. KLX110 models have an automatic clutch, a shift pedal and no clutch lever on the handlebars. The seat height for these models is about 27 inches. KLX110L models have a manual clutch, a shift pedal and a clutch lever on the handlebars. The seat height for these models is about 29 inches. The emission label located below the handlebar and behind the number plate on the steering head states that it is a 2014 model.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled off-road motorcycles and contact a Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free repair.The repair will consist of replacing the camshaft bolts and the camshaft sprocket cover o-ring.

Sold at: Kawasaki authorized dealers nationwide from July 2013 through March 2014 for about $2,300 to $2,500.

Distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., of Irvine, Calif.

Manufactured in: Thailand

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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