The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers who own a Kazuma Meerkat 50 Youth All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) “four wheeler” that children are at risk of injury or death due to multiple safety defects with this product.
The Meerkat 50 does not have front brakes; has no parking brake; is missing a neutral indicator light; and can be started in gear.
These combine to make this ATV a potentially deadly off-road vehicle for anyone, let alone a child.
In unusually strong words from a CPSC press release: “CPSC staff recommends that consumers stop using the product immediately because it is unsafe. The staff recommends that consumers demand a refund of the purchase price from the importer or dealer due to the defective condition of the ATV.“