Aug 9, 2000Injuries Prompt Recall of
MN (SafetyAlerts) - Polaris
Industries Inc., is voluntarily recalling about 13,600 All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). The
throttles on these ATVs can stick, preventing the ATV from slowing down when released.
This can cause the vehicle to lose control and crash, resulting in severe injury or death.
Polaris has received 26 reports of problems with the throttles on these ATVs. There have
been 17 reports of crashes resulting in six consumers suffering injuries.
The recall includes some model year 1999 Scrambler, Sport, and Xplorer 400 ATVs, and some
model year 2000 Scrambler and Xplorer 400 ATVs. "Polaris" and the model name are
written on both sides of the ATVs. Polaris dealers will help consumers determine if their
ATV is part of this recall.
Polaris ATV dealers nationwide sold these ATVs from December 1998 through July 2000 for
between $4,800 and $5,900.
Consumers should stop using these ATVs immediately. Registered owners of the recalled
Polaris ATVs were notified by mail about the recall, and also will be contacted by their
dealer to schedule a free ATV repair. Consumers should contact their local ATV dealer to
get more information about the recall. To locate their local dealer, consumers should call
Polaris at (800) POLARIS between 7 a.m. and 2 a.m. ET Monday through Friday, and between 8
a.m. and 12 a.m. ET Saturday and Sunday. Or, go here
to access the company's web site.
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers August 9, 2000.
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