The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: 2008 Model Year Mongoose Youth ATVs
Units: About 1,700
Importer: KYMCO USA, of Spartanburg, S.C.
Hazard: A manufacturing defect in the carburetor can cause the throttle to stick open, posing a risk of serious injury or death to the rider.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves model year 2008 Mongoose 50cc, 70cc and 90cc Youth ATVs. KYMCO is printed on a label located on the front of the vehicle, and the model name is printed on a label located on each side of the fuel tank.
Sold by: KYMCO dealers nationwide from August 2007 through June 2008 for between $1,700 and $2,100.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact any authorized KYMCO dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners were sent direct mail notification of this recall.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact KYMCO USA toll-free at (888) 235-3417 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at KYMCO USA - Motor Scooters, Motorcycles and ATVs