Apr 16, 2009 (Alert #09-736) - 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 850 units
Manufacturer: Bush Hog LLC, of Selma, Ala.
Hazard: The utility vehicle's throttle cable can lock 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, posing a risk of loss of vehicle control and injury to the driver and passenger.
Incidents/Injuries: Bush Hog has received one report of an incident involving a frozen throttle cable on a utility vehicle. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall includes the Bush Hog Models TH4400 (Trail Hand) and 4430 4X4 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 "TH4400" or "4430" is printed on each side of the hood. The hood color is red, green, or mossy oak.
Sold by: Bush Hog dealerships nationwide from April 2008 to December 2008 for between $8,000 and $10,000.
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. Bush Hog is issuing a $50 incentive check for retail customers that bring their machines in for the throttle cable replacement.
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