The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Name of Product: RXV Golf Cars
Units: About 16,500
Manufacturer: E-Z-GO, of Augusta, Ga. (a Textron Company)
Hazard: The hip restraints on the cars can detach at the base, posing a fall and injury risk to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: E-Z-GO has received 20 reports of hip restraints breaking, including nine reports of broken bones and abrasions from falls.
Description: This recall involves electric and gasoline-powered Fleet RXV, Freedom RXV and RXV Shuttle 2+2 golf cars. The model names and the E-Z-GO logo are printed on the sides and front panel of all three vehicles. Serial numbers ranging from 9300001 to 9300188 and 5000000 to 5021328 are printed on a plate attached to the steering column, and the front and rear frames.
Sold by: E-Z-GO and independent golf car dealers nationwide from January 2008 to June 2008 for between $7,000 and $9,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should contact the nearest E-Z-GO dealer to arrange for a free repair. E-Z-GO and E-Z-GO dealers are contacting known owners.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact E-Z-GO at (800) 774-3946 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ezgo.com