Can-Am ATV Recalled by BRP for Loss of Control, Injury Hazards

12/29/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and BRP US Inc. are voluntarily recalling Can-Am ATVs for hazards that have resulted in a loss of control of the vehicle. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on December 22, 2011.

The recall was issued after discovering that the Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) main shaft can crack and cause pieces to detach. Those loose pieces inside the DPS can block gears and cause limited steering ability, which poses a loss of control hazard with risk of serious injury or death.

This recall involves 2010 and 2011 Can-Am Outlander and Renegade model ATVs. The ATVs were sold in black, yellow and red and have “Can-Am” and the model name printed on the side panels, the CPSC reports.

The following models are included in this recall:

• Model Year 2010: Can-Am® OUTLANDER™ 500, 650 and 800R, packages XT, XT-P and Ltd; on MAX and one-Up models Can-Am® RENEGADE™ 800R, package X xc only.

• Model Year 2011: Can-Am® OUTLANDER™ 500, 650, 800R, packages XT, XT-P, X xc, X mr and Ltd; on MAX and one-Up models Can-Am® RENEGADE™ 800R package X xc only.

Consumers are advised to contact their local Can-Am ATV dealer for a free repair.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact BRP toll-free at (888) 638-5397 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.can-am.brp.com.

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