Greetings ATV Enthusiasts,
In this issue, we have just one new recall to announce, and then a bit of website news too.
Here is the latest ATV Recall...
September 6, 2007
Ohalee Inc. Recalls Youth All-Terrain Vehicles Due to Mechanical Hazards; Vehicles Could Put Young Riders At Risk of Injury
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: Ohalee FA-A70 Youth ATVs
Units: About 36
Importer: Ohalee Inc., of City of Industry, Calif.
Hazard: These youth ATVs lack front brakes and a tire pressure gauge, the date of manufacture is not printed on side of the tires, and the front suspension is solid and does not allow for travel. Additionally, the flag pole bracket is not the correct size, and the handlebars do not have padding covering sharp edges. There is no storage location for the owner’s manual, and the manual itself does not contain complete information on the safe operation and maintenance of the ATV. These defects could result in an unsafe riding condition, posing a risk of injury to young drivers.
Description: This recall involves the Ohalee FA-A70 Youth ATVs, which has the name “Ohalee” on the right and left side of each ATV. The 70cc size ATVs were available in the following colors: red, blue, and black.
Sold by: Odes Motorcycle Industry nationwide from June 2006 through December 2006 for about $360.
Manufactured in: China
Note from Curtis... This seems to reinforce the story from the last newsletter about sub-standard ATVs from China being exported to the US. If you are considering an ATV purchase, be sure to check the country of origin, until the China manufacturers start putting out safer ATVs, take your business elsewhere!
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the ATVs and contact the retailer for a full refund. Ohalee, Inc. will contact the consumers and notify them of the full refund policy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ohalee toll-free at (866) 867-5976 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site Ohalee.com
And now, some news about the website...
I am very happy to announce the our ATV Repair Manual section has been completely updated. If you were having trouble finding a manual for your newer machine, please check out the latest additions.
Here are the links to follow...
Honda ATV Repair Manuals
Kawasaki ATV repair Manuals
Poalris ATV Repair Manuals
Suzuki ATV repair Manuals
Yamaha ATV repair Manuals
That's about it for this issue...
Ride Safe. Ride Legal. Ride Again....Curtis