RECALL: Pro Armor Recalls Latches for Utility Vehicle Doors Due to Ejection and Laceration Hazards

February 21, 2012 – (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: Latch for Utility Vehicle Door

Units: About 5,200

Importer: LSI Products Inc. dba Pro Armor of Riverside, Cal.

Hazard: The latch pin can disengage from the latch allowing the door to open while the vehicle is moving. This can pose a risk of ejection of an unrestrained rider and impact or laceration hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: Pro Armor has received nine reports of the latch pin disengaging. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The Pro Armor Slam Latches are black metal door latches sold for use in Polaris RZR, Can-Am Commander and Kawasaki Teryx utility vehicles. The latches were sold separately or purchased as an add-on installed on a door that was bought separately.

Sold at: Powersports dealers and online nationwide from January 2011 through November 2011 for about $50.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using vehicles with this latch installed and contact Pro Armor for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Pro Armor at (888) 312-7667 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or via the firm’s website at www.proarmor.com. Pro Armor is contacting its customers directly.

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.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: www.saferproducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

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