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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 3, 2006
Release # 06-561
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Bombardier Model Year 2006 Outlander 650 and 800 ATVs and Can-AM Model Year 2007 Outlander 650 ATVs
Units: About 11,300
Manufacturer: Bombardier Recreational Products, of Quebec, Canada
Hazard: The operator could ride with their foot engaging the rear brake without noticing. This can cause the rear brake to overheat and possibly ignite, posing a risk of serious injury or death.
Incidents/Injuries: BRP has received eight reports of fire caused by the rear brake overheating and igniting. The fires only involved property damage to the ATVs. No injuries have been reported.
Description: Bombardier brand Model Year 2006 Outlander 650 and 800 ATVs and Some Can-Am brand Model Year 2007 Outlander 650 ATVs. Serial numbers are located on the front of the ATV on the identification decal. The ATVs were available in yellow, green, red, and camouflage.
Sold at: Bombardier and Can-Am ATV dealers nationwide from August 2005 through June 2006 for between $7,900 and $10,400.
Manufactured In: Canada
Remedy: Consumers should pay close attention when operating and be careful not to accidentally engage the rear brake with their foot. Consumers should immediately contact their local Bombardier or Can-Am ATV dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Consumers with the recalled ATVs are being sent direct notices from BRP.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should call BRP at (888) 638-5397 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET any day, or visit the firm's Web site at www.brp.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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