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ATV-411 Newsletter, #11
May 24, 2007

Greetings ATV Enthusiasts,

Today we have a couple of recalls to announce, so here they are...

Oh, and before I forget, in case you haven't heard, we have our ATV Forum up and running. You can visit here...

ATV General Discussion Forum

We can add as many specific forums as we need, so let me know...

OK, to the recall notices....

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

May 23, 2007
Release #07-194

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 985-6090
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Off-Road Motorcycles Recalled Due to Fuel Leak

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.

Name of product: Off-Road Motorcycles

Units: About 20,000

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

Hazard: The seal around the fuel tank can loosen allowing fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: KTM has received 5,114 reports of leaking fuel tanks. CPSC has received one report of a minor chemical burn due to fuel coming into contact with a consumer's skin.

Description: This recall involves KTM off-road motorcycles. KTM is printed on the side of the orange and black motorcycles along with the model. Model numbers included in the recall are:

Model Year 2005: 250SX-F

Model Year 2006: 200XC, 200XC-W, 250XC-W, 250SX-F, 250XCF-W, 300XC, 300XC-W, 400EXC-G, 450XC-G, 450EXC-G, and 525EXC-G

Model Year 2007: 125SX, 144SX, 250SX, 250SX-F, 450SX-F, 505SX-F, 200XC, 250XC, 300XC, 450XC, 200XCW, 250XCW, 300XCW, 400XCW, 450XCW, 525XCW, 250XC-F, and 250XCF-W

Sold at: KTM dealers nationwide from November 2004 through April 2007 for between $5,400 and $7,800.

Manufactured in: Austria

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact their local KTM dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Consumers with the recalled vehicles are being sent direct notices from KTM.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact KTM at (888) 985-6090 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

And then one for some mini-ATVs...

Washington, D.C.

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: Long Chang Lion 90cc All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)

Units: About 100

Distributor: Stateside Powersports, of Bluffton, Indiana

Hazard: The ATVs lack adequate tire labeling, tire pressure gauge, adequate stop engine switch and other safety requirements which could result in injury to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall includes all Long Chang Lion 90cc ATVs sold in black, blue, green and red. "Lion" is printed on the side of the gas tank and "90" is printed below the seat area on each side of the ATV
Sold at: ATV dealerships and online nationwide from May 2006 through December 2006 for about $1,000.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail. Consumers with a recalled ATV should contact Stateside Powersports or their local dealer to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Stateside Powersports at (888) 801-4424 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's Web site at Stateside Powrsports, or e-mail at

Well, thats all the latest recalls and safety issues. We have been adding to and revising the site, there are alot of new things to check out, and as many of you have suggested, I will be re-doing the home page soon, promise.

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