December 22, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Can-Am ATVs
Units: About 1,600
Distributor: BRP US Inc., of Sturtevant, Wis.
Manufacturer: BRP Mexico S.A. de C.V., Ciudad Juárez, Mexican state of Chihuahua
Hazard: The Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) main shaft can crack and pieces can detach. Those pieces inside the DPS can block gears and cause limited steering ability, posing a loss of control hazard with risk of serious injury or death to the operator.
Incidents/Injuries: BRP has received two reports of broken DPS resulting in limited steering ability. No injuries have been reported.
Description: 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. Models included in the recall are:
|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|
Sold exclusively at: Can-Am dealerships nationwide between September 2009 and November 2011 for between $6,800 and $13,500.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact their local Can-Am ATV dealer to schedule a free repair. BRP will contact registered owners directly.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact BRP toll-free at (888) 638-5397 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.can-am.brp.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to 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 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.