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Old 03-05-2009, 07:29 PM
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Default Recall on Dirt Bike Engine Parts

From: listserv@cpsc.gov
Subject: News from CPSC - Recall
To: djstotts@sbcglobal.net
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2009, 9:29 PM


News from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2009
Release # 09-142

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 321-1364
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Off-Road Bike Engine Parts Recalled by Wiseco Due to Crash Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation
with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following
consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately
unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Off-Road Dirt Bike Connecting Rods or Crankshaft Assemblies

Units: About 420

Importer: Wiseco Performance Products, of Mentor, Ohio

Hazard: Engine stress could cause the connecting rods to crack and the engine
to lock up, posing a crash hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the following connecting rods and crankshaft
assemblies used in off-road dirt bike engines. Wiseco's identification
number can be found on the neck of the connecting rods between the two circular
ends. The part number and date code can be found on the product's packaging.

Identification Number (on engine part): Part Number (on packaging), Part Type,
Dates Sold
WR10082: WPC139, YZ450F Crank Assembly, 02/20/08 - 12/15/08
WR10081: WPC140, YZ250F Crank Assembly, 03/03/08 - 12/15/08
WR10081: WPC141, WR250F Crank Assembly, 03/01/07 - 12/15/08
WR10086: WPC144, KX250F/RMZ250 Crank Assembly, 08/20/08 - 12/15/08
WR10082: WPC145, WR450F Crank Assembly, 08/08/08 - 12/15/08
WR10081: WPR196, YZ/WR250F Connecting, Rod 07/01/07 - 12/15/08
WR10082: WPR197, YZ/WR450F Connecting, Rod 01/20/08 - 12/15/08

Sold at: Off-road dirt bike distributors nationwide and directly to consumers
at www.wiseco.com from March 2007 through December 2008 for about $130 for the
connecting rods and between $240 and $300 for the crankshaft assemblies.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using off-road bikes on which the recalled
connecting rods and crankshaft assemblies were installed and immediately contact
Wiseco for free replacement parts and repair, or a full refund if the consumer
has already replaced the recalled engine parts.

Contact: For additional information, contact Wiseco at (800) 321-1364 between 8
a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, and between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET on
Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.wiseco.com, or email the firm at
recall@wiseco.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall
product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09142.html
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