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Nearly 600 kits used to convert dirt bikes into snow-riding vehicles are being recalled due to a pin that secures brake pads that can loosen, posing a crash or impact hazard.
About 280 of the model-year 2017 Camso DTS 129 kits were sold across the U.S. at Powersports dealers, and another 316 of the kits were sold to consumers in Canada, according to the Quebac-based manufacturer and the U.S. Consumer Products Commission. They cost about $4,800.
Consumers should immediately stop using bikes with the recalled conversion kits and contact an authorized Camso dealer for a free repair, according to an alert posted by the safety agency on Friday.
Camso has received 17 reports involving the DTS 129 brake systems not functioning correctly. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves kits used to convert off-road motorcycles or dirt bikes to track and ski vehicles and with a serial number starting with 9025IUEXXXX located on the front right side of the undercarriage. DTS 129 and the Camso logo are printed on the side of the product.
Consumers can call the manufacturer toll-free at 866-533-0008 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.camso.co and click on “service and support” for more information.