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August 15, 2013 (San Diego's East County) -- Husqvarna this week announced a recall of its closed-course/competition off-road motorcycles due to crash hazard. The motorcycle's throttle cable can malfunction so the rider loses speed control, posing a crash hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Husqvarna motorcycles and contact an authorized Husqvarna dealer to schedule a free repair.

For more information, consumers can call Husqvarna Motorcycles toll-free at (888) 985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or go online at and click on Support/Aftersales for more information.

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This recall of about 260 units involves four 2013 models of Husqvarna closed course/competition motorcycles, including CR125, WR125, WR250 and WR300. The Husqvarna two-wheeled off-road motorcycles are white, red and black. The model number is printed on the rear fender on both sides of the motorcycle just below the tail end of the seat. Husqvarna is printed on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. Consumers can identify the model year by checking the letter in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN) on the right side of the steering head. The letter D is a 2013 model.

No incidents and injuries have been reported.  The motorcycles were sold at motorcycle shops nationwide from October 2012 through June 2013 for between $6,300 and $7,100.


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