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Zero Motorcycles Recalls Off-Road Motorcycles Due to Crash Hazard

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Model Year 2009 Zero X and Zero MX Off-Road Motorcycles Manufacturer: Zero Motorcycles Inc., of Scotts Valley, Calif. Hazard: The throttle on the recalled motorcycles can become stuck in the open position or become disconnected.

In the Easy or the 0-25 mode, this can unexpectedly lead to full power when turning on the power, resulting in a loss of control and serious injury to the rider. Description: This recall involves the model year 2009 Zero X and Zero MX electric motorcycles. The recalled motorcycles are white, with the Zero name and logo printed on the battery. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled motorcycles and contact Zero Motorcycles to schedule a free repair. Registered owners of the affected motorcycles have been mailed a direct notice.

“Product Liability” is a legal term used to describe the liability of a manufacturer, distributor and seller for any injury to a buyer caused by a defective product. It is not the duty of a manufacturer to make a product that is accident-proof. However, the law of product liability is designed to protect the user from injury by a product that is unreasonably dangerous or is manufactured in such a fashion that the danger is hidden or concealed from the buyer. Learn more about Product Liability and special Product Alerts at the Harrell & Harrell website.