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John Stewart

Yamaha Recalls ATVs Due to Crash Hazard

Recalled Grizzly 550 ATV

Units: About 20,000

Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A., of Cypress, Calif.

Hazard: The steering column support assembly can crack and cause the rider to lose steering control, posing a risk of injury or death to riders.

Incidents/Injuries: Yamaha has received 19 reports of incidents involving the recalled ATVs. No injuries have been reported.

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John Stewart

NITTO / DUNE GRAPPLER DESERT TERRAIN RECALLED


Tire Brand Name / Tire Line / Tire Size: Production Dates:
NITTO / DUNE GRAPPLER DESERT TERRAIN (S116) / 265/50R20 111TInformation not Available
Manufacturer: NITTO TIRE CO., LTD.Mfr's Report Date: APR 12, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10T012000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TIRES:SIDEWALL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1140
Summary:
NITTO TIRE IS RECALLING CERTAIN NITTO DUNE GRAPPLER DESERT TERRAIN (S116) TIRES, SIZE 265/50R20 111T. THESE TIRES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE ENDURANCE TEST REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 139, "NEW PNEUMATIC RADIAL TIRES FOR LIGHT VEHICLES." AT VARIOUS MILEAGES, A CRACK MAY DEVELOP IN THE UPPER SIDEWALL AREA OF THE TIRE.
Consequence:
UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, A CRACK MAY LEAD TO SUDDEN LOSS OF AIR, POTENTIALLY CAUSING A CRASH, INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy:
NITTO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE, INCLUDING MOUNTING, BALANCING AND TAXES. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT APRIL 19, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NITTO TOLL-FREE AT 1-888-529-8200 8AM TO 5PM PACIFIC TIME.
Notes:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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John Stewart

Arctic Cat Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard

Picture of Recalled snowmobile
February 23, 2010
Alert #10-721

Arctic Cat Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard

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: Arctic Cat Snowmobiles

Units: About 1,300

Manufacturer: Arctic Cat Inc. of Thief River Falls, Minn.

Hazard: Fuel can leak from the fuel pump at the fuel tank mounting screws, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

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John Stewart

NITTO and Toyo Tire Recall Issued


Tire Brand Name / Tire Line / Tire Size: Production Dates:
NITTO / TERRA GRAPPLER ALL TERRAIN / 305/50R20 120SAPR 19, 2009 - OCT 17, 2009
TOYO / OPEN COUNTRY A/T / 305/50R20MAY 31, 2009 - AUG 08, 2009
TOYO / PROXES ST II / 305/50R20MAY 31, 2009 - AUG 08, 2009
Manufacturer: TOYO TIRE HOLDINGS OF AMERICAS INC.Mfr's Report Date: FEB 05, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10T002000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TIRES:SIDEWALL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2183
Summary:
TOYO TIRE HOLDINGS OF AMERICAS, INC. IS RECALLING CERTAIN NITTO TERRA GRAPPLER ALL TERRAIN, SIZE 305/50R20 120S, TOYO OPEN COUNTRY A/T AND TOYO PROXES ST II, SIZE 305/50R20, MANUFACTURED FROM...SOME OF THE SUBJECT TIRES MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITH A WRINKLE IN THE UPPER SIDEWALL AREA OF THE TIRES. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS WRINKLE MAY EVENTUALLY LEAD TO A CRACK IN THE SIDEWALL.
Consequence:
IF A CRACK DEVELOPS AND IS LEFT UNDETECTED, THE TIRE MAY FAIL, POTENTIALLY CAUSING A CRASH, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy:
TOYO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE AFFECTED TIRES FREE OF CHARGE, WHICH INCLUDES MOUNTING AND BALANCING. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT FEBRUARY 22, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NITTO CUSTOMER HOTLINE AT 1-888-529-8200 OR TOYO CUSTOMER HOTLINE AT 1-800-442-8696.
Notes:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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John Stewart

Yamaha Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Loss of Steering Control

Picture of Recalled FX Nytro XTX snowmobile

January 27, 2010
Alert #10-719

Name of Product: 2009 Model Year FX10 Snowmobiles

Units: About 2,500

Distributor: Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A., of Cypress, Calif.

Hazard: A bolt in the right front A arm can loosen in the suspension/steering system, resulting in the sudden loss of steering control. This poses a risk of injury or death to riders.

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