Kawasaki Motors Corporation headquartered in Irvine, California has issued a voluntary recall of about 2,000 Teryx recreational off-highway vehicles. The vehicles, which were manufactured in the United States, were sold across the country from August 2011 through March 2012. The recall was done in conjunction with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Consumers have been urged to discontinue using the product immediately. The recall was prompted by a labeling error.
The recalled vehicles were mislabeled as having a higher seating capacity than what is actually safe. The deficient label is located in the glove compartment. A risk of serious injury or even death is associated with operating the vehicle with more occupants than exceeds the maximum capacity.
Models listed under the official recall announcement are vehicles that are 2012 models. They are: Teryx 750 Fl 4×4, Teryx 750 Fl 4×4 LE, Teryx 750 Fl 750 4×4 LE SGE, and Teryx 750 Fl 4×4 Sport. The recalled units come in red, green, silver, black, grey, and camouflage. The model number can be found printed on the hood of the vehicles. Replacement glove compartment covers with the correct labeled seating capacity will be issued from the company, and can be installed by the owner or at a dealership by appointment. Although no injuries or deaths have yet to be reported, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is continuing to urge consumers to report any injuries or incidents associated with the vehicles.
As experienced Philadelphia product liability lawyers, we know that off-highway vehicles carry the risk of serious injury to their occupants in the event of an accident. Many of these accidents can be linked to manufacturer defects and design flaws. In most product liability cases, injuries could have been prevented if the manufacturers took more precautions. We urge you to check your vehicle’s model number to determine if you are at risk for an injury.
We have represented clients with all types of severe injuries related to recalled products as well as defective and dangerous products. If you or a member of your family has been injured in an accident that was the result of using a recalled product, contact the Philadelphia product liability lawyers at Messa & Associates for a free and confidential consultation. We can review the details of your case, protect your rights, and secure the financial compensation that you deserve. Call us at 1-877-MessaLaw (1-877-637-7252) for an appointment or submit a free online inquiry.