Go karts can be electric or gas powered, used for off-roading or racing, and range in speed and power from small children’s models with a top speed of 10 mph or less to high powered racing go karts that can reach speeds of over 160 mph.
Go Kart Defects
Although they are often considered toys, and some models are even designed and marketed for toddlers, defective go karts can go out of control, roll over, or catch fire, causing:
Go Kart Recalls
There have been many recalls involving go karts in recent years including:
- In 2005, FF Acquisition Wheeled Goods recalled their Yerf-Dog Go-Karts because the suspension assembly could crack, causing loss of control and resulting in accidents that cause bruises, head injuries, and back injuries.
- Also in 2005, the Carter Brothers Fun-Kart was recalled because a wheel could separate from the kart causing a rollover.
- Manco Blazer Fun-Kart and Sunright International Go-Karts recalled two models in 2006 due to a defective throttle that did not return to idle speed, causing the driver to lose control of the go kart.
- Other defects that led to recalls have included fuel leaks that could lead to fuel-fed fires, defective seat belts, and exposed axles.
Experienced Defective Product Representation
If you have been injured by a defective go kart, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages in a defective product lawsuit. The attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers have handled many defective product cases, and we have the skills to fight for your rights so that you receive the compensation you deserve.