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Fire-prone motorcycles recalled

Posted on January 3, 2016 8:40 pm under Product Liability

Approximately 550 units of the KTM Competition/Closed Course Off-Road Motorcycles were recalled by KTM North America on December 30, according to a notice by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. According to the recall, fuel from the motorcycle can, apparently, escape from the tank breather assembly when used under extreme riding conditions, which poses a serious risk of fire, burns, and related injuries to the user.

The recalled products include KTM brand motorcycles from model years 2015 and 2016 with 250-cc and 2-cycle engines. The motorcycles come in orange and black with a KTM logo on the shrouds that cover the tank. The rear fender below the seat should be checked to determine the engine size.

  • 2015 model – contains an “F” in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number, which is located on the steering head’s right side
  • 2016 model – contains a “G” in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number, which is located on the steering head’s right side

KTM is directly reaching out to those who purchased the products in question. Consumers are advised to stop using the motorcycles immediately and schedule a free repair by an authorized KTM dealer.

If you have been injured by this or any other motor vehicle defect, you can discuss your case with the product liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®. Call our office today at (414) 271-0900 to learn more.