September 10, 1998
Release # 98-167a
|CONTACT: Mark Ross
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1188
CPSC, Firms Announce Product Recalls
Product: Go-Karts - Tiger
Industries Inc., of Mesa, Ariz., is recalling about 1,800 go-karts for repair. The
go-karts involved in this recall are the Tiger II, Tiger II EL, Tiger III and Black Max
models. The model numbers are not on the karts, but the Tiger logo is located on the floor
of the kart. All models are single seat karts powered by gasoline engines. Outdoor power
equipment, specialty, and lawn and garden stores in Arizona and Southern California sold
the karts from January 1987 through August 1997 for about $750.
Problem: The go-karts have exposed live rear axles, and riders can be seriously
injured or killed if their long hair or clothing becomes entangled in the rotating rear
axle. To determine whether the rear axle is exposed, consumers should stand behind the
go-kart with the engine off, and push the kart by hand. If consumers can see the axle
connecting the two rear wheels rotating, the kart is subject to this recall.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
What to do: Stop using these go-karts immediately. To obtain a free repair kit,
contact the store where purchased, or contact Tiger Industries by phone by calling collect
at (602) 668-1077 or by e-mail at TigerKarts@aol.com.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of
consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a
product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's
hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press
release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine
and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to email@example.com.