CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND FF ACQUISITION WHEELED GOODS CORP. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF GO-KARTS FOR LOSS OF CONTROL HAZARD

The CPSC, in cooperation with FF Acquisition Wheeled Goods Corp. of West Point, Mississippi announced a voluntary recall of approximately 10,000 Yerf-Dog Go-Karts manufactured in the United States. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

The suspension assembly can crack causing the rider to lose control of the go-kart. The manufacturer has received five reports of the suspension assembly cracking and causing the rider to lose control, including reports of bruises and head and back injuries.

This recall involves one- and two-seater model Yerf-Dog Spiderbox series go-karts. The go-karts have full suspension and 150cc engines. Date codes and model numbers are located on a plate attached to the engine casing. Date codes and model numbers included in this recall are:

Model    Date Codes
3206    July 20, 2004 through March 4, 2005
4209    July 20, 2004 through February 18, 2005
42092    July 20, 2004 through November 22, 2004
42093    August 9, 2004 through November 19, 2004
42101    July 28, 2004 through October 12, 2004

The go-karts were sold at Yerf-Dog dealers nationwide from July 2004 through May 2005 for between $1,500 and $1,800.

Consumers should stop using the recalled go-karts immediately and contact FF Acquisition Wheeled Goods for repair information. Registered owners will be notified directly about the recall.

For additional information, contact FF Acquisition Wheeled Goods Corp. at (800) 683-0072 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.yerf-dog.com

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