Gibbs Sports Recalls Quadski for Handlebar Defect Discovered During Testing
Gibbs Sports is recalling about 320 of its amphibious Quadskis for a handlebar defect.
The handlebar of the ATV-jets ski hybrid can fail while the vehicle is in operation, causing the driver to lose control of the steering and breaking system. While customers have been injured, there have been three reports of breakage during testing, one of which resulted in a neck injury.
The recall affects Gibbs' one-seater Quadski and two-seater Quadski XL. The products are high speed amphibious vehicles that are an ATV on land, and also operate on water.
The recalled vehicles have HIN numbers ranging from US-GSA601J213 though US-GSAJ1048C414 on Quadski and US-GSAJ5001J213 though US-GSAM5203H415 on Quadski XL. HIN numbers are printed on a plate located on the right rear corner of the vehicle. Brand and model names are printed on the back panel and on the side of the vehicle.
They were sold at Gibbs Sports Amphibians dealers nationwide from January 2012 through October 2014 for about $42,000.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact an authorized dealer for a free repair.
Gibbs' Sports Amphibians can be contacted at (877) 230-0888.