Kawasaki USA Recalls Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Injury, Death Hazard

Name of Product: Teryx Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles

Units: About 2,000

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

Hazard: The recalled products have been incorrectly labeled as having a higher occupant capacity than is safe. Operating the vehicle with additional occupants creates an injury or death hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None

Description: The recalled vehicles are model year 2012 Kawasaki four-wheel recreational off-highway vehicles with side-by-side seating for two people, automobile style controls, with model types Teryx 750 FI 4×4, Teryx 750 FI 4×4 LE, Teryx 750 FI 750 4×4 LE SGE and Teryx 750 FI 4×4 Sport. The model type is printed on the hood of the vehicles. The recalled vehicles are available in the solid colors green, red, grey, silver, black and camouflage (khaki).

Sold at: Kawasaki dealers nationwide from August 2011 through March 2012 for between $10,600 and $12,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers will receive a replacement glove compartment cover stating the correct occupant capacity in the mail. They can install it themselves with included instructions or contact their Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free installation.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Kawasaki between 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Monday through Friday toll-free at (800) 954-7228 or visit the firm’s website at www.kawasaki.com. Kawasaki is contacting its customers directly.

Source:  http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12731.html

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