E-Z-GO Recalls RXV Golf Cars Due to Fall Hazard

By: From U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
By: From U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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

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