WASHINGTON, D.C. - Cambridge Metal & Plastics has recalled about 4,000 sets of motorcycle training wheels sold under the Moose Racing brand because of bolts that can come loose and cause a rider to lose control, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The recalled products are Moose Racing brand training wheels for youth motorcycles and the replacement wheel kit. Cambridge says the bolts and nuts securing the wheel can loosen and cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard. No injuries have been reported as a result of the issue.
?The kits were sold at powersports dealerships nationwide and through online retailers from July 2012 through June 2013.
The training wheels have a black, one-piece, full-length metal axle with a plate that attaches to the underside of the motorcycle frame beneath the engine and two inflatable rubber wheels. The Moose Racing logo appears on the left and right sides of the axle. The replacement wheel kit is a set of two tires mounted on the wheel assembly.
Replacement wheel kits and training wheels that fit the following youth motorcycle models are being recalled: Honda XR/CRF 50, Kawasaki KDX/Suzuki JR 50, KTM 50, Suzuki DRZ 70, Yamaha PW50 and Yamaha TTR 50.
Consumers are being advised to immediately stop using the recalled training wheels, remove them from the motorcycle and contact Cambridge Metal & Plastics to have them repaired free of charge. Consumers may contact Cambridge Metal & Plastics at (800) 457-0580 or online at www.cmp-wwm.com, and click on Training Wheel Recall for more information.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Submit reports to SaferProducts.gov.
The training wheels are pictured attached to a Yamaha TT R50. Photo courtesy CPSC.
Posted by Holly Wagner