American Honda has issued a recall on approximately 21,000 Foreman ATVs. According to recall notice, the ATV’s steering shaft can break unexpectedly and cause the rider to lose steering control and crash.
Honda has received 18 reports of the steering shaft breaking, including two in which the riders were involved in a crash. No injuries have been reported.
Honda of South Carolina has been named one of America’s safest companies by EHS Today, a publication that promotes environmental, health and safety in the workplace. Honda of South Carolina was among 16 companies that received the award for 2013 and will be featured in the November issue of EHS Today.
According to EHS Today, the safest companies demonstrate employee involvement and support from management, while also providing innovative solutions to safety challenges, and reporting injury and illness rates that are significantly lower than the average for their industries. They also place prevention of safety incidents as the cornerstone for safety through training programs and by integrating safety into their corporate culture.
It’s not often you hear about a manufacturer moving production from Mexico to the United States, but American Honda is doing just that. Production on Honda side-by-side MUVs will transfer in 2013 from Honda’s facility in Mexico to its Timmonsville, SC plant.
“These changes are part of a global Honda strategy tied to future growth forecast in the side-by-side segment,” American Honda says in a release.
According to American Honda, the plan is for MUV production in Mexico to wrap up in 2013, with production to begin in South Carolina this coming summer to meet the needs of U.S. customers and for export to global markets. Honda’s MUV line currently consists of the Big Red, but we wouldn’t be at all surprised if it expanded in the near future.