Club Car recalling 1,800 golf cars for falling risk

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Club Car is recalling about 1,800 golf carts because of a safety issue that can put passengers at risk of falling out of the vehicle.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that various sizes, models and colors of its 2012 Precedent 12 golf and transport vehicles are being recalled. The hip restraint on the passenger side of these vehicles can fracture, which puts passengers at risk for a fall.

The vehicles were sold at dealers nationwide in February of 2012 for between $5,000 and $8,000.

Club Car, based in Augusta, said it has received one report of an injury tied to the recall, in which a passenger fell and suffered bruised ribs.

Consumers should stop using the vehicle and contact Club Car for a free replacement of the restraint. The company is also contacting its customers directly.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

A complete list of the recalled products can be found at www.cpsc.gov or www.clubcar.com.

Consumers can contact Club Car at (800) 227-0739, ext. 3831

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oldredneckman96 02/20/14 - 07:35 pm
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Usafe at any speed on the highway?
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I hope that Club Car and all the other manufacturers of golf carts sue the State of South Carolina soon. All these carts carry a warning so strong it in not hidden in the back of the owners manual, it is in plain view on the dash. In one way or the other they state that these carts are not safe or intended for use on public roads. In spite of this, SC has let these roam all over the state and add to the danger already existing from mo-peds, bicycles and all the other things drunks resort to riding on. The state has put Club Car and others at risk for liability when accidents occur involving their products, by not opposing this use it is the same in court as condoning it.

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