ATVs Recalled By KYMCO Due to Loss of Speed Control
The following ATVs 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 Youth ATVs
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 rider.
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 $2,100.
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
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(888) 235-3417 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.kymcousa.com.