Product Liability News: Crash hazard prompts Polaris Industries to recall ATVs

Legal news for product liability attorneys. Polaris recalls certain ATVs due to risk of injury and death.

Product Liability lawyers- Polaris Industries Inc. recalled ATVs due to safety hazard.

Minneapolis, MN—Polaris Industries Inc., based in Medina, Minnesota and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) http://www.cpsc.gov/ announced a voluntary recall of the 2009-2010 Polaris All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). About 8,500 ATVs were recalled on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 due to risk of injury and/or death.

The CPSC has urged all owners to stop using the ATVs immediately unless instructed otherwise. Polaris has recalled 8, 5000 of the 2009 Sportsman XP 550; 2009 Sportsman XP550 WPS; 2010 Sportsman 550; 2010 Sportsman X2 550; 2010 Sportsman Touring 550; 2009/2010 Sportsman XP 850; 2009/2010 Sportsman XP850 EPS; 2010 Sportsman Touring 850. The ATVs were recalled because the front suspension ball joint stem can detach from the steering knuckle, which could cause the operator to loose control of the steering, posing a risk of injury or even death. There have been 19 reports to Polaris about the recalled product, but no injuries have been reported. The recalled ATVs were manufactured between January and August 2009, and sold across the country from February 2009 through November 2009 for the retail price between $7,500 and $10,800. The VIN number can be found on the right front of the ATV on the frame rail next to the shock. All owners of the recalled ATVs should contact their local Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris is also directly contacting all registered owners concerning the recall.

For more information please contact Polaris at toll-free (888) 704-5290 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday. You can also visit Polaris’ Web site at www.polarisindustries.com.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley- legal news for product liability lawyers.

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