The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Bush Hog Off-Road Utility Vehicles
Units: About 4,000
Manufacturer: Bush Hog LLC, of Selma, Ala.
Hazard: The utility vehicle’s throttle cable can freeze in freezing temperatures. This can cause the engine not to return to idle when the driver takes his or her foot off the accelerator pedal.
Incidents/Injuries: Bush Hog has received 52 reports of incidents involving the utility vehicle, including one leg fracture injury.
Description: The recall includes the Bush Hog Models TH440 (Trail Hunter), TH4200 (Trail Hand) and TH4400 (Trail Hand) Off-Road Utility Vehicles. “Bush Hog” is printed on the utility vehicle’s cargo bed tail gate and on each side of the cargo bed. Model “TH440,” “TH4200,” or “TH4400” is printed on each side of the hood. The hood color is red, green, or mossy oak.
Sold by: Bush Hog dealerships nationwide from January 2004 through March 2008 for between $8,000 and $9,900.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled off-road utility vehicles and contact a Bush Hog dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair. All registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bush Hog LLC toll-free at (877) 873-0143 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.bushhog.com (pdf)