The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with FF Acquisition Wheeled Goods Corp., West Point, Miss., announced a recall of approximately 10,000 Yerf-Dog Go-Karts.
FF Acquisition Wheeled Goods Corp. says the suspension assembly on its Yerf-Dog one- and two-seater Spiderbox series go-karts can crack and cause the rider to lose control of the unit. The company says it 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.
The Spiderbox go-karts have full suspension and 150cc engines. The units were sold nationwide from July 2004 through May 2005 for between $1,500 and $1,800.
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 3206: July 20, 2004 through March 4, 2005
- Model 4209: July 20, 2004 through February 18, 2005
- Model 42092: July 20, 2004 through November 22, 2004
- Model 42093: August 9, 2004 through November 19, 2004
- Model 42101: July 28, 2004 through October 12, 2004
The manufacturer says registered owners will be notified directly about the recall. For additional information, contact FF Acquisition Wheeled Goods Corp., 800/683-0072, or visit www.yerf-dog.com.
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