Polaris Recalls Certain Ranger Utility Vehicles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
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<span id="Radeditorplaceholdercontrol1" name="Radeditorplaceholdercontrol1">[i]The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.[/i]
[b]Name of Product:[/b] Model Year 2008 Polaris Ranger RZR 800 EFI Utility Vehicles
[b]Manufacturer:[/b] Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.
[b]Hazard:[/b] The utility vehicle’s fuel tank can leak, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
[b]Incidents/Injuries:[/b] The firm has received four reports of the fuel tank leaking. No injuries have been reported.
[b]Description:[/b] Model Year 2008 Polaris Ranger RZR 800 EFI utility vehicles with model number R08VH76AD (red), and model number R08VH76AG (green) are included in this recall. They were manufactured between August 21, 2007 and October 3, 2007. The model number decal is located under the passenger seat.
[b]Sold at:[/b] Polaris dealers nationwide from August 2007 through November 2007 for about $10,300.
[b]Manufactured in:[/b] United States
[b]Remedy:[/b] Consumers should stop using the recalled utility vehicles immediately and contact their local Polaris dealer to arrange for a fuel tank inspection free of charge, and if necessary, a free repair.
[b]Consumer Contact:[/b] For additional information, contact Polaris at (888) 704-5290 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT every day, or visit the firm’s Web site at [url="http://www.polarisindustries.com"]www.polarisindustries.com[/url].
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSC’s Web site at [url="http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html"]www.cpsc.gov/talk.html[/url]. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at [url="http://www.cpsc.gov"]www.cpsc.gov[/url].