August 4, 2009
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: 2009 Polaris Ranger "Crew" and "6x6" Side-by-Side Recreational Vehicles
Units: About 3,800
Importer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.
Hazard: An electrical short can lead to overheating in the rear tail light wiring harnesses, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 46 reports of overheating in the vehicle's tail light area, resulting in melting of plastic. In 22 of these reports, consumers reported small flames. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves certain 2009 Polaris Ranger side-by-side, off-road vehicles. The model and serial number identification decal is located under the front seat, on the right-side seat support. The recall includes the models listed below:
|Model Numbers||Model Name|
|R09RF68AF||Ranger 700 EFI 6x6|
|R09RF68AR||Ranger 700 EFI 6x6|
|R09WH68AC||Ranger 700 EFI Crew|
|R09WH68AG||Ranger 700 EFI Crew|
|R09WH68AL||Ranger 700 EFI Crew|
|R09WH68AR||Ranger 700 EFI Crew|
|R09WH68AZ||Ranger 700 EFI Crew|
Sold at: Polaris dealers nationwide from December 2008 through July 2009 for about $11,500.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled vehicles immediately and contact any Polaris Ranger 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
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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