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"Recall Alerts"


Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Announces Recall of Yamaha Road Star Warrior
  2. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fluke Corp. Announce Recall of Digital Multimeters


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announces recall of 2002 Yamaha Road Star Warrior, XV1700PC and the XV1700P because of a potential leak.

On certain motorcycles, the fuel tank bracket washer and damper do not adequately protect the tank from engine vibration. Over a period of time, vibration might damage the tank, which could result in a fuel leak with the possibility of fire.

Consumers can contact Yamaha at (800) 889-2624.

The National Highway Safety Administration Campaign No. is 02V181000. The Announcement can be viewed at


Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fluke Corp., of Everett, Washington, is voluntarily recalling about 40,000 digital multimeters. About 17,200 were sold in the U.S. Multimeters are used to measure voltage, resistance and current. The recalled units can take longer than normal, up to 18 seconds, to display readings of AC voltages above 500 volts. Users can misinterpret the delayed reading to mean that high voltage is not present. If high voltage is present, users could be exposed to a risk of shock, electrocution, and thermal burns.

The recalled Fluke digital multimeters measure up to 1,000 volts alternating current (VAC) and direct current (VDC). "Fluke" and "175", "177" or "179" are written on the front of the unit. The tester body is yellow and black, and measures about 7.25-inches long by 3.5-inches wide. Recalled units have a serial number below 79000000. The serial number is written on the back of the instrument under the hinged stand.

Consumers can contact Fluke at (800) 260-4819 between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday or at the Fluke Web site

The CPSC point of contact is Scott Wolfson, release number 02-231, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

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