FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 12, 2003
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Magnum, Trail Boss and ATP model all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
Manufacturer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: Damage to the fuel tank grommet can cause a fuel leak, posing a serious fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Polaris has received 265 reports of fuel leaks, including one report of a fire that damaged an ATV. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves the Polaris model year 2003 and 2004 Magnum 330 4x4 and Magnum 330 Mossy Oak ATVs and model year 2004 Magnum 330 2x4, Trail Boss 330, ATP 330, and ATP 500 ATVs. The recalled ATVs have the following model numbers, which can be found on the certification decal located on the front center body panel: A03CD32(AA)(AC), A04CD32(AA)(AB)(AC), A04CB32(AA)(FC), A04CA32(AA)(AB), A04JD32AA, and A04JD50(AA)(AB)(CA). The name "Polaris" is prominently displayed on the right and left side of the seat and/or on the side body panels.
Sold At: Authorized Polaris dealers nationwide sold the ATVs from February 2003 through October 2003 for between $3,500 and $6,500.
Manufactured In: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these ATVs immediately. Polaris will notify all consumers with the recalled models and will arrange for a free repair from their dealership or an authorized service center.
Consumer Contact: Consumers can contact Polaris at (800) POLARIS between 8 a.m. and 12 midnight ET Monday through Sunday.or log on to their Web site at www.polarisindustries.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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