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Recall 14-153

BAD BOY BUGGIES RECALLED DUE TO LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND CRASH HAZARD

Recall Number: 14-153

For Immediate Release April 22, 2014

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (855) 738-3711 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/E-Z-GO-Recalls-Golf-Shuttle-Off-Road-Utility-Vehicles/

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.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: E-Z-GO TXT, Freedom TXT and Shuttle 2+2 TXT golf cars, E-Z-GO Valor, E-Z-GO Express and E-Z-GO Terrain vehicles, Cushman Shuttle vehicles, Cushman Hauler vehicles, Cushman Refresher vehicles, and Bad Boy Buggies HD, LD and LTO off-road utility vehicles

Manufacturer: E-Z-GO Division of Textron Inc. of Augusta, Ga.

Hazard: The steering wheel nut might not have been tightened sufficiently, reducing steering control.  This can result in a crash.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of one incident and one injury that may be related to this issue.

Description: The recalled vehicles are gas- and electric-powered, four-wheeled vehicles with bench seats for the driver and passengers. The following models are included:

Model Serial Number
E-Z-GO TXT Fleet golf cars 2823208-2850425 and 3000001-3003187
E-Z-GO Freedom TXT  and Shuttle 2+2 TXT personal golf cars 2823208-2850425 and 3000001-3003187
E-Z-GO Express, Terrain and Valor vehicles 2823208-2850425 and 3000001-3003187
Cushman Shuttle vehicles 2823208-2850425 and 3000001-3003187
Bad Boy Buggies HD, LD, LTO, and LT Safari utility vehicles 8005089-8006013

 

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact E-Z-GO toll-free at 1-800-774-3946 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm’s websites at www.ezgo.comwww.cushman.com and www.badboybuggies.com.  

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired.  Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information atwww.cpsc.gov.  To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.