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October 21, 2003

CPSC, Koyker Manufacturing Announce Recall of Utility Vehicles

The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Raptor Utility Vehicles

Units: 350

Manufacturer: Koyker Manufacturing Company, of Lennox, S.D.

Hazard: Brass gear in the steering sector can break, causing consumers to lose steering capabilities.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been 34 reported incidents of consumers losing steering control. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Raptor 1000M off-road utility vehicles. The two-wheel drive vehicles have two seats and a back bed. "Raptor" is printed in black under the vehicles gas cap. Only two wheel drive vehicles with transaxle manufactured between April 12, 2001 and July 31, 2003 are included in this recall.

Sold At: Utility vehicle dealerships nationwide from June 2001 through August 2003 for about $6,600.

Manufactured In: U.S.A.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the vehicles and return them to the dealership where purchased for a free replacement steering sector.

Consumer Contact: Koyker toll-free at (800) 456-1108 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Media Contact: Mike Stebbins at (605) 336-1750.

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