Polaris Industries Inc. Recalls ATVs Due to Risk of Injury to Riders
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.
Name of Product: Certain “Outlaw IRS” ATVs, Model Year 2006-2008
Units: About 11,300
Manufacturer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.
Hazard: A retention bolt can come loose causing the rear wheels to lock-up, which poses a risk of serious injury to the rider.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 11 reports of loss of control, including one rider who suffered a strained leg muscle.
Description: The recall involves certain 2006-2008 Polaris
“Outlaw” ATVs with Independent Rear Suspension (IRS). The affected models are:
2006 Outlaw 500 “IRS”
2007 Outlaw 500 “IRS”
2007 Outlaw 525 “IRS”
2008 Outlaw 525 “IRS”
The model name is printed on decals located on either side of the fuel tank.
Sold at: Polaris
dealers nationwide from January 2006 through January 2008 for between $6,900 and $7,400.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled ATVs immediately, and contact any Polaris
ATV dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris
has notified registered consumers directly about this recall.
Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Polaris
toll-free at (88
704-5290 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.polarisindustries.com
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 www.cpsc.gov/talk.html
. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov