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TJ Power Sports Recalls Dune Buggies Due To Ejection 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: Twister Hammerhead Dune Buggies

Units: About 400

Importer: TJ Power Sports LLC, of Irving, Texas

Hazard: The seat belt adjustment for the shoulder buckle can break during impact or stress, posing an ejection and injury hazard to driver and passenger.

Incidents/Injuries: TJ Power Sports has received one report of a seat belt breaking that resulted in nerve damage to the rider’s right arm.

Description: This recall involves the dune buggies “Twister Hammerhead” with model number UM150IIR and model year 2004. The dune buggies were available in red, blue, or green. “Twister Hammerhead”, the model number, and the model year can be found imprinted on the bar behind the driver and passenger seats.

Sold through: Twister dealers nationwide and online retailers from July 2004 through December 2004 for about $3,000.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these dune buggies immediately and contact TJ Power Sports for instructions on how to receive a replacement seat belt.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact TJ Power Sports toll-free at (877) 857-7678 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site www.tjpowersports.com

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Send the link for this page to a friend! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

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