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CPSC issues recall for golf carts citing fire risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Consumer Product safety Commission on Wednesday issued a voluntary recall for about 4,000 golf carts and utility vehicles, because of a possible fire hazard.

The 2012 model year gasoline and diesel-powered carts and vehicles were made by Augusta, Ga.-based Club Car LLC and sold through authorized dealers from April through June of this year for between $5,500 and $17,700 each.

According to the CPSC, the fuel tank filler neck can crack and allow fuel to leak and potentially cause a fire.

The CPSC said it has received 10 reports of incidents involving fuel tank filler neck cracks, but no reports of injuries or fires.

Consumers should stop using the recalled vehicles immediately and contact the company for a free replacement fuel tank. Club Car is directly contacting consumers who bought the vehicles, the CPSC said.

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