Kawasaki Motors Corp is recalling about 4,000 of one of its off-road motorcycles because of safety concerns. Kawasaki agreed to the recall suggested by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Consumers are warned they should stop using the off-road bike. It is also considered illegal to resell a recalled motorcycle.
The motorcycle in question is the Kawasaki 2010 KLX110. It is an off-road bike distributed by Kawasaki Motors of Irvine, California.
The problem – the bike has a faulty housing for the ignition switch which can allow water to enter. That can potentially activate the starter and since this is an electric starter, it can cause serious hazard of death. No injuries have been reported.
Note that the 2010 model year is involved and includes series KLX110CAF and KLX110DAF off-road motorcycles. They are distinguished by their lime green color with the word “Kawasaki” on the side of the fuel tank.
These bikes are used off-road exclusively and at a price of about $2,100, the bikes are promoted as a good choice for a family no matter what their size. But all dirt bikes are inherently dangerous. Often they are driven by inexperienced drivers, especially children who do not always wear protective gear.
Even with protection, hundreds of children and young people die every year in accidents involving dirt bikes. Thirteen bike riders were killed in 2003 and the majority of those deaths (70 percent) involved kids age 16 and younger.
If you have been injured in a dirt bike accident as a result of a defective dirt bike, you may be eligible for compensation of your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Even if you are unsure who is at fault, our experienced Florida defective motorcycle attorneys at Farah & Farah can help you sort out the at-fault party by initiating a complete and thorough investigation.