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KTM Recalls Motorcycles For Leak, Fire Hazards

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:28pm
Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net

Washington, D.C. (Manufacturing.net) — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with Amherst, Ohio-based KTM North America, Inc., has announced a voluntary recall of about 1,300 Enduro motorcycles sold in the United States.

The Austria-made motorcycles, sold nationwide from October 2011 through September 2012 for between $8,500 and $9,600, are subject to a flaw in a pre-formed fuel hose. The CPSC says this hose can develop small holes or cracks, which allow the fuel to leak. This leak can pose a fire or crash hazard to the rider or others.

KTM has received 13 reports of fuel leaks, but no injuries have been reported. The recall includes seven 2013 and one 2012 model off-road and closed-course motorcycle, including the following model numbers:

2013: 250 XC-F, 250 XCF-W, 350 XC-F, 350 XCF-W, 450 XC-F, 450 XC-W, 500 XC-W

2012: 350 XCF-W

The model number is printed on the rear fender and both sides of the motorcycle, just below the tail end of the seat. The motorcycles are colored black and orange. The CPSC says consumers should immediately stop using the recalled KTM motorcycles and contact a KTM authorized dealer to schedule a free repair. They can contact KTM toll-free at (888) 985-6090 or online at www.ktmusa.com.

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