CPSC: Arctic Cat ATVs Recalled for Crash Hazards

11/11/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Thief River Falls, MN — Arctic Cat All-Terrain Vehicles are being voluntarily recalled by Arctic Cat Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for crash hazards the product poses to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on November 10, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that the ATV’s steering tie-rod can bend, which causes a loss of control that results in a crash hazard.

“The recall includes all 2011 Arctic Cat XC 450 ATVs and some 2012 Arctic Cat XC 450 ATVs. Recalled 2012 model year ATVs can be identified by the last six numerals of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in the following ranges: 6V0101 through 6V0178 and 700101 through 700230. The VIN is located on the lower front frame tube below the front bumper. The recalled ATVs are black and orange or black and lime green and display the words ‘Arctic Cat’ on each side of the cowl ahead of the handlebars. The model number ‘450 XC’ is on the front center of the cowl,” the CPSC reported.

Consumers are advised to contact their local Arctic Cat ATV dealer in order to schedule a free repair. All known registered users are being directly contacted by mail.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.arctic-cat.com.

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