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


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2013
Release #13-094
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 985-6090
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Enduro motorcycles

Units: About 1,300

Importer: KTM North America, Inc., of Amherst, Ohio

Manufacturer: KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG, of Mattighofen, Austria

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.

Incidents/Injuries: KTM has received 13 reports of fuel leaks. No injuries have been reported.

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.

Sold at: Authorized KTM dealers nationwide from October 2011 through September 2012 for between $8,500 and $9,600.

Manufactured in: Austria

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.




KTM 250 XC-F model year 2013