October 1, 2008
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.
Products: Model Year 2008-2009 Can-Am® Youth ATVs
Units: About 1,200
Importer: BRP U.S. Inc., of Sturtevant, Wis.
Manufacturer: Vietnam Precision Industrial Co., of Vietnam
Hazard: If the rider is ejected and the cord strap is pulled, the shutoff switch can fail to disable the engine. The ATV can operate uncontrolled, until the engine returns to idle, and cause a collision with bystanders, vehicles or other objects. This poses a serious risk of injury.
Description: The recall involves Model Year 2008-2009 Can-Am® DS 90 X ATVs. The model name can be located on the side panels. The ATV is black with yellow and orange trim.
Sold at: Authorized Can-Am® dealers nationwide from August 2007 through September 2008 for about $3,400.
Manufactured in: Vietnam
Remedy: Parents should stop children from using these vehicles immediately and contact any Can-Am® dealer to schedule a free repair. Consumers are being sent a direct notice from BRP.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call BRP toll-free at (888) 638-5397 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.can-am.brp.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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