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Gates Recalls ATV and UTV Clutches Due to Laceration and Injury Hazards (Recall Alert)

  • G-Force CVT clutch
  • G-Force CVT clutch
  • G-Force CVT clutch with packaging
Name of Product:
ATV and UTV clutches
Hazard:

The clutch can break during operation of the vehicle and cause fragmentation and forcefully eject parts, posing laceration or impact injury hazards to the operator.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
November 15, 2016
Units:
About 500
Consumer Contact

Gates at 800-766-9504 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at cvtclutchrecall@gates.com or online at www.gates.com and click on “CVT Clutch Recall” for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves two models of the G-Force CVT clutches that are aftermarket metallic, cylinder-shaped replacement clutch assemblies for use in all-terrain-vehicles and utility task vehicles. The part number, “G-FORCE” and the Gates logo are printed on the round top of the clutch. The UPC, part number and internal product number are printed on the packaging.

 

Part No.

UPC

Internal Product No.

CVTPRM001

770075699415

76920001

CVTPRM002

770075701316

76920005

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using vehicles with the recalled clutches and contact Gates for instructions on receiving a full refund plus an additional $300 to cover disassembly and reinstallation costs upon return of the recalled clutches to Gates. In addition, Gates will also ship a G-Force Belt at no cost to consumers who return the recalled clutches to Gates. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received three reports of the clutch breaking during operation of an ATV, including one report of a laceration to the rider. 

Sold At:
3P Off Road of Tomball, Texas; Carolina Custom ATV of Apex, N. C.; Sawgie Bottom Outdoor Powersports of Leesville, La.; and Tuner Solutions of Deville, La., from March 2016 through September 2016 for between $900 and $1,000.
Manufacturer(s):
Gates Canada Inc., of Canada
Importer(s):

Gates Corp., of Denver, Colo.

Manufactured In:
Canada
Recall number:
17-712
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