May 30, 2007
Polaris Recalls Select Hawkeye Model ATVs for Steering Post Failure Hazard
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: Polaris Model Year 2006 Hawkeye 2x4 and Hawkeye 4x4 ATVs
Units: About 8,800
Manufacturer/Importer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.
Hazard: The steering posts can break in the area where the handlebar attaches to the steering post. This can result in loss of steering control resulting in a crash and/or serious injury to the operator.
Incidents/Injuries: Polaris has received three reports of steering post failure. No injuries have been reported.
Description: Only certain model year 2006 Polaris Hawkeye ATVs produced prior to January 23, 2006 are included in this recall. Consumers should contact Polaris to identify whether their model is part of the recall. All serial number ranges of the Hawkeye 2x4 model number A06LB27AA and the Hawkeye 4x4 model number A06LD27AA/AB/AC are included. The serial number (VIN) identification decal is located under the right-hand front fender and stamped on the lower portion of the frame behind the left front wheel.
Sold at: Polaris dealers nationwide from August 2005 through April 2007 for between $3,900 and $4,700.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting registered consumers directly. Consumers can verify whether their ATV is included in the recall by contacting a Polaris dealer or Polaris directly.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Polaris at (800) 765-2747 between 8 a.m. and midnight ET everyday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.polarisindustries.com
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