|March 4, 2008
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Select "Outlaw IRS" ATVs, Model Year 2006-2008
Units: About 11,300
Manufacturer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.
Hazard: A retention bolt can come loose causing the rear wheels to lock up, which poses a risk of serious injury to the rider.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 11 reports of loss of control, including one rider who suffered a strained leg muscle.
Description: The recall involves select 2006-2008 Polaris "Outlaw" ATVs with Independent Rear Suspension (IRS). The affected models are:
2006 OUTLAW 500 "IRS"
2007 OUTLAW 500 "IRS"
2007 OUTLAW 525 "IRS"
2008 OUTLAW 525 "IRS"
The model name is printed on decals located on either side of the fuel tank.
Sold at: Polaris dealers nationwide from January 2006 through January 2008 for between $6,900 and $7,400.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled ATVs immediately, and contact any Polaris ATV dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris has notified registered consumers directly about this recall.
Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Polaris toll-free at (888) 704-5290 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.polarisindustries.com
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