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John Stewart

Child Restraint Recall Issued


Child Restraint Brand Name / Model or Model No.: Production Dates:
MAXI-COSI / 22-371 (MICO)JUL 01, 2007 - FEB 17, 2008
MAXI-COSI / 22-372 (MICO)JUL 01, 2007 - FEB 17, 2008
MAXI-COSI / 22-515 (MICO)JUL 01, 2007 - FEB 17, 2008
Manufacturer: DOREL JUVENILE GROUPMfr's Report Date: JUL 15, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09C005000 NHTSA Action Number: PE09009
Component: CHILD SEAT:BASE (INFANT)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 28350
Summary:
DOREL JUVENILE GROUP (DJG) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MAXI-COSI MICO INFANT CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, MODELS 22-371 AND 22-372, AND MAXI-COSI MICO INFANT CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM - BASE ONLY, MODEL 22-515, PRODUCED FROM JULY 2007 THROUGH FEBRUARY 17, 2008. INTERFERENCE BETWEEN THE MOUNTING BRACKET AND THE BASE CAUSED BY WARPING OF THE BASE OR INADEQUATE MATING BETWEEN THE SHELL AND THE BASE MOUNTING BRACKET CAN RESULT IN DIFFICULTY ATTACHING OR DETACHING THE SHELL FROM THE BASE.
Consequence:
IF THE SHELL IS IMPROPERLY MOUNTED TO THE BASE, THE CHILD COULD BE INJURED IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DJG WILL NOTIFY ALL REGISTERED OWNERS AND WILL SEND A NEW MICO BASE TO OWNERS OF THE AFFECTED SEATS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT JULY 24, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DJG AT 1-877-657-9546.
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

Dutchmen Recalling Recreational Trailers


Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     DUTCHMEN / DUTCHMEN     2005-2010
     DUTCHMEN / FOUR WINDS     2005-2010
     DUTCHMEN / N TENSE     2005-2010
     DUTCHMEN / VICTORY LANE     2005-2010
     DUTCHMEN / WILD THING     2005-2010
     DUTCHMEN / WINNERS CIRCLE     2005-2010
Manufacturer: DUTCHMEN MANUFACTURING, INC. Mfr's Report Date: JUN 22, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V236000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2735
Summary:
DUTCHMEN IS RECALLING 2,735 MY 2005-2010 N'TENSE, VICTORY LANE, WINNER'S CIRCLE, WILD THING, FOUR WINDS, AND DUTCHMEN RECREATIONAL TRAILERS. THESE TRAILERS CONTAIN A FUEL DISPENSING SYSTEM WITH A SHUT-OFF SWITCH WHICH IS NOT SPARK PROTECTED AND IS MOUNTED IN THE NOZZLE STORAGE COMPARTMENT OF THE FUEL DISPENSING SYSTEM. GASOLINE SPILLED ON THE SWITCH, OR GASOLINE VAPORS WHICH MIGHT BUILD UP IN THE VICINITY OF THE SWITCH DURING DISPENSING FUNCTIONS, MAY CREATE A FIRE OR EXPLOSION IF A SPARK IS GENERATED BY THE SWITCH.
Consequence:
THE RESULTING FIRE OR EXPLOSION COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS BURNS AND POSSIBLY DEATH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL PROVIDE AN IGNITION PROTECTED SWITCH AND INSULATED TERMINALS TO REPLACE THE CURRENT SWITCH. THE REMEDY WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JULY 9, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DUTCHMEN AT 866-869-1109.
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

Polaris Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Loss of Control Hazard

Picture of Recalled Snowmobile
July 1, 2009
Alert #09-748

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: 2009 Polaris Assault model Snowmobiles

Units: About 800

Importer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

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John Stewart

Kumho Mohave Tire Recall Issued


Tire Brand Name / Tire Line / Tire Size:     Production Dates:
    KUMHO / MOHAVE A/T / LT225/75R16     DEC 07, 2008 - JUN 13, 2009
    KUMHO / MOHAVE A/T / LT245/75R16     DEC 07, 2008 - JUN 13, 2009
    KUMHO / MOHAVE A/T / LT265/75R16     DEC 07, 2008 - JUN 13, 2009
Manufacturer: KUMHO TIRE U.S.A., INC. Mfr's Report Date: JUN 26, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09T008000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 36292
Summary:
KUMHO TIRE USA IS RECALLING 36,292 KUMHO MOHAVE A/T LIGHT TRUCK ALL TERRAIN TIRES, SIZES LT225/75R16, LT245/75R16, AND LT265/75R16, PRODUCED BETWEEN DECEMBER 7, 2008 AND JUNE 13, 2009. THE VEHICLE'S HANDLING PERFORMANCE BECOMES DIFFICULT WHEN OPERATED UNDER LOADED CONDITIONS OR WHEN CHANGING LANES.
Consequence:
THIS CONDITION MAY RESULT IN THE VEHICLE SWAYING AND COULD POSSIBLY RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
KUMHO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KUMHO TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-445-8646.
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

Newmar Motorhomes Recalled


Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     NEWMAR / CANYON STAR     2007-2009
     NEWMAR / DUTCH STAR     2001-2002
     NEWMAR / GRAND STAR     2008
     NEWMAR / KOUNTRY STAR     2001-2006
     NEWMAR / MOUNTAIN AIRE     2001-2004
     NEWMAR / SCOTTSDALE     2003-2006
Manufacturer: NEWMAR CORPORATION Mfr's Report Date: JUN 08, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V217000 NHTSA Action Number: EA07016
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2578
Summary:
NEWMAR IS RECALLING 2,578 MOTORHOMES EQUIPPED WITH AXLES THAT INCLUDE BOSCH ZOPS OR ZOHT PIN SLIDE HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKES. WHEN COMBINED WITH OCCASIONAL OR SEASONAL VEHICLE OPERATION MAY EXPERIENCE CALIPERS STICKING IN THE APPLIED POSITION. THIS CAN RESULT IN ABNORMAL HEAT GENERATION AT THE WHEEL END CAUSING BRAKE DRAG. THE DRIVER WOULD NORMALLY HAVE WARNING OF THE BRAKE DRAG IF UNDETECTED BY THE DRIVER.
Consequence:
THE DRIVER WOULD NORMALLY DETECT THE BRAKE DRAG BUT IF UNDETECTED THE TEMPERATURE INCREASE AT THE WHEEL END CAN EVENTUALLY LEAD TO SOFT PEDAL CONDITIONS DUE TO BRAKE FLUID BOIL, AND POSSIBLE EXTENDED STOPPING DISTANCE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE NECESSARY COMPONENTS FREE OF CHARGE WORKHORSE IS HANDLING THE REMEDY AND OWNER NOTIFICATION FOR THIS CAMPAIGN PLEASE SEE 09V-110. OWNERS MAY CONTACT WORKHORSE AT 877-246-7731.
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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