U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
June 26, 2008
ATVs Recalled By Kawasaki Due to Loss of Speed
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.
Name of Product:
2008 Model Year KFX 50 and KFX 90 Youth ATVs
Units: About 6,000
Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A., of Irvine, Calif.
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.
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
Sold by: Kawasaki
dealerships nationwide from August 2007 through
June 2008 for about $1,750 (KFX 50) and $2,200
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.
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