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CPSC issues recall of 2011 KTM off-road bikes

September 9, 2011
Filed under Features

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with KTM North America, announced a voluntary recall of all 2011 KTM and Husaberg off-road/competition motorcycles due to a fall or crash hazard. A CPSC report says more than 6,100 units are affected by the recall.

The CPSC report says the motorcycle handlebar clamp can develop cracks during normal use, causing the handlebars to move from their set position. This can result in the rider losing control of the vehicle, posing a fall or crash hazard.

KTM received a report of one incident in which the consumer was hospitalized from injuries received in a crash after the handlebar clamps cracked and failed to secure the handlebars.

The motorcycles were sold at authorized KTM and Husaberg dealers nationwide from April 2010 through May 2011 for between $6,200 and $9,500.

KTM models included in this recall are the 150 XC, SX; 200 XC-W; 250 XC, XC-W, XCF-W, Six Days, SX, SX-F; 300 XC, XC-W; 350 SX-F; 450 XC-W Six Days, SX-F; and 530 XC-W Six Days.

Husaberg models included in this recall are the 390 FE and 450 FE, FX.

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