Kart – 49CC Super Mini Z4

Recall published
2008-04-14
Brand
  • GO KART
Product title
Kart – 49CC Super Mini Z4
Product description
The Go Kart comes in various colours: red, blue, black, yellow or green. It is packaged in a plain cardboard box within a metal frame around the Go Kart itself. The Go Kart is a metal tubular frame construction in one of the colours listed above. It requires some self-assembly by the user, including the seat, steering wheel, fuel tank and fuel lines. The seat is black and constructed from wood. The fuel exhaust is positioned to the rear of the seat. The fuel tank is plastic.
Risk
The product poses a risk of injuries because : - the steering system is completely exposed, and parts of this can be considered finger trap hazards, - the driver’s seat is constructed from wood and this can be considered as material likely to splinter or crack dangerously under impact, - the brake cable can easily become detached from the handle. This prevents the brake from being engaged, thus posing a serious hazard. The product poses a risk of burns because: - the exhaust system is only partially guarded, and the guard is not in a position which would protect the driver. Exhausts of this type become extremely hot during use; and a risk of fire because: - the fuel tank and its associated pipework are located directly over the exhaust system, leading to a serious risk of fire hazards both in operation and especially during refuelling. - the fuel tank cannot be fitted correctly to its supports. Only one of the available fittings can be properly attached. Securing the tank by one support alone means that the tank can tilt, bringing it even closer to the exhaust. The tank can be fitted in two different orientations, one of which brings the fuel line closer to the exhaust, increasing the risk of fire. The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
Model on outer carton SX-G1100
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Burns Fire Injuries
Country of origin
China
RAPEX Reference
0443/08
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
United Kingdom

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