Chinese firm prevented from selling Suzuki-powered watercraft

Publish Date: 
Feb 22, 2012

American Suzuki Motor Corp. announced yesterday that it has obtained a temporary restraining order against a Chinese boat manufacturer, preventing it from selling personal watercraft and jet boats with unlicensed Suzuki engines.

According to Suzuki, the Southern District of Florida issued a temporary restraining order against Jiujiang Hison Motor Boat Manufacturing Co, Ltd. (aka Hison), requiring it to take its personal watercraft and jet boats with Suzuki engines off the market immediately.

The temporary restraining order specifically prohibits Hison from manufacturing, importing, selling, distributing, advertising or promoting personal watercraft and jet boats with Suzuki engines in the U.S.

“Not only is Hison unlicensed to use Suzuki engines on those products, the suitability of Suzuki engines in personal watercraft and jet boats has not been tested by Suzuki,” the company said in a statement.

Consumers have been notified that the infringing engines mounted in Hison’s personal watercraft and jet boats are not warranted by Suzuki.

Posted by Arlo Redwine

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