January 23, 2007
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: Arctic Cat 90cc DVX and Utility model All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
Units: About 1,500
Distributed by: Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.
Hazard: On the recalled ATVs, the handlebar base mounting bolts, tie-rod ends and tie-rod adjustment locking nuts may not have been tightened to the proper torque during the production process. Operating an affected ATV could cause components to loosen resulting in loss of steering control. This condition could result in loss of vehicle control which could result in injury or death.
Incidents/Injuries: Arctic Cat has received no reports of loose steering components or of injury related to this condition.
Description: The recall includes 2007 model 90cc DVX youth model ATVs within the VIN range of RFB07ATV07K6F0243 through RFB07ATVX7K6F0752, and 90cc Utility youth model ATVs within the VIN range of RFB07ATV07K6D1367 through RFB07ATVX7K6D2400. The range refers to the last six characters of the VIN. These models are designed for used by operators 12 years old and older. The 90cc DVX model is available in Lime Green or Red, and has the model name DVX 90 on each side of the fuel tank, and Arctic Cat on each side of the seat. The 90cc Utility model is available in Marsh Green or Red, and has the name Arctic Cat on each side of the fuel tank and 90 on each side panel near operator's leg position.
Sold by: Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from August 2006 through January 2007 for about $2,200.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these ATVs immediately. Registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail. Consumers with a recalled ATV should contact their local Arctic Cat ATV dealer to schedule a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or go to the firm's Web site at www.arctic-cat.com
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