ATVs Recalled By Kawasaki Due to Loss
of Speed Control
KFX50 & KFX90 Mini ATV's
Washington, DC (7/4/2008) -
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.
KFX50 Mini ATV
Name of Product: 2008 Model
Year KFX 50 and KFX 90 Youth ATVs
Units: About 6,000
Distributed by: Kawasaki Motors
Corp. U.S.A., of Irvine, Calif.
Hazard: The throttle can fail
to return to the idle position when released or
could fail to be at idle on start-up. This could
result in loss of vehicle control, posing a risk
of serious injury or death to the rider.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall includes
2008 model year KFX 50 (50cc) and KFX 90 (90cc)
youth ATVs. The affected models are green or white
with black trim. The model name is located on
either side below the handlebars.
Sold by: Kawasaki dealerships
nationwide from August 2007 through June 2008
for about $1,750 (KFX 50) and $2,200 (KFX 90).
Manufactured in: Taiwan
KFX90 Mini ATV
Remedy: Consumers should immediately
stop using the recalled ATVs and contact any authorized
dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners
were sent direct mail notification of this recall.
Consumer Contact: For additional
information, contact Kawasaki toll-free at (866)
802-9381 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. PT Monday
through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at