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Kawasaki USA Recalls About 10,000 Off-Road Motorcycles Due to Fuel Leak and Fire Hazard

Hazard: Fuel can leak from between the fuel tank and fuel tap, posing a fire hazard.
February 18, 2014

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RECALL SUMMARY

Name of product: Off-road motorcycles

Hazard: Fuel can leak from between the fuel tank and fuel tap, posing a fire hazard.

RECALL DETAILS

Units: About 10,000

Description: This recall involves model year 2010, 2011 and 2012 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 names and 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.

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. Kawasaki is contacting its customers directly.

Sold at: Kawasaki dealers nationwide from November 2009 to January 2014 for about $2,100 to $2,350.

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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