U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
June 26, 2008
ATVs Recalled By KYMCO Due to Loss of Speed
Mongoose 50 & 70
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 Mongoose
Units: About 1,700
Importer: KYMCO USA, of Spartanburg, S.C.
Hazard: A manufacturing defect in the
carburetor can cause the throttle to stick open,
posing a risk of serious injury or death to the
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves model year
2008 Mongoose 50cc, 70cc and 90cc Youth ATVs.
KYMCO is printed on a label located on the front
of the vehicle, and the model name is printed on
a label located on each side of the fuel tank.
Sold by: KYMCO dealers nationwide from August
2007 through June 2008 for between $1,700 and
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop
using the recalled ATVs and contact any
authorized KYMCO dealer to schedule a free
repair. Registered owners were sent direct mail
notification of this recall.
Consumer Contact: For additional information,
contact KYMCO USA toll-free at (888) 235-3417
anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at