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NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

May 12, 2005
Alert #05-572

CPSC, Bush Hog, LLC Announce Recall of Utility Vehicles

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 Model TH 440 (Trail Hunter) Off-Road Utility Vehicle

Units: About 300

Manufacturer: Bush Hog LLC, of Selma, Ala.

Hazard: The front suspension A-frame can break or separate from the front wheel and cause a loss of steering ability resulting in serious injury or death.

Incidents/Injuries: There has been one reported incident of separation. No confirmed injuries were involved in this incident.

Description: The recall includes the Bush Hog Model TH 440 Off-Road Utility Vehicle. The "Bush Hog" name appears on the cargo bed tail gate and on each side of the cargo bed. The Model "TH440" appears each side of the hood. The hood color is red or green or Mossy Oak.

Sold at: Bush Hog dealerships nationwide from January 2005 through April 2005 for between $8,800 and $9,275.

Manufactured in: Selma, Ala.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these utility vehicles immediately. All registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail. Consumers with a recalled vehicle should contact their local Bush Hog dealer to schedule the free repair. If consumers are unsure if their vehicle is affected, they should contact Bush Hog.

Consumer Contact: Call the firm toll-free at (877) 873-0143 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's Web site www.bushhog.com .

Picture of Recalled Utility Vehicle