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KTM North America Recalls Enduro Motorcycles Due to Fuel Leak, Fire and Crash Hazard

January 15, 2013

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of product: Enduro motorcycles
Hazard: During use, the pre-formed fuel hose can develop small holes or cracks at the ends of the hose, allowing fuel to leak. This poses a fire and crash hazard to the rider and/or others.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled KTM motorcycles and contact a KTM authorized dealer to schedule a free repair.
Consumer Contact: KTM North America Inc. toll-free at (888) 985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.ktmusa.com and click on Dealer and Service for more information.

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13094.html.

Recall Details

Units: About 1,300
Description: The recall includes seven 2013 and one 2012 model off-road and closed-course motorcycle. Model numbers included are: 2013 KTM Motorcycles: 250 XC-F, 250 XCF-W, 350 XC-F, 350 XCF-W, 450 XC-F, 450 XC-W, 500 XC-W and MY 2012 KTM 350 XCF-W. The model number is printed on the rear fender on both sides of the motorcycle just below the tail end of the seat. These two-wheeled motorcycles are black and orange. KTM is printed on the front number plate/headlight mask and on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank.
Incidents/Injuries: KTM has received 13 reports of fuel leaks. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Authorized KTM dealers nationwide from October 2011 through September 2012 for between $8,500 and $9,600.
Importer: KTM North America, Inc., of Amherst, Ohio
Manufacturer:
KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG, of Mattighofen, Austria
Manufactured in:
Austria

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

Media Contact
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Use this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Hotline can be used to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission


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