WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 26, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
Name of product: All-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
Hazard: The youth ATVs fail to meet performance requirements of the federal ATV standard for maximum unrestricted speed and parking brakes, posing a crash hazard.
Consumer Contact: BRP toll-free at (888) 272-9222 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.can-am.brp.com/off-road and click on Owners, then “View Details” for Safety, then “View Notices” for Safety Recalls.
Units: About 12,500
Description: This recall is for model year 2008 through 2015 Can-Am Mini DS ATVs. The recalled vehicles are youth model ATVs and have engines sizes of 70 cubic centimeters and 90 cubic centimeters. They were sold in the colors black and yellow. “Can-Am DS” and the engine size is on both sides of the vehicle’s fairing. “Can-Am” appears in white letters on both sides of the seat.
Model year 2008 through 2014 DS 70 ATVs fail to meet requirements pertaining to the unrestricted maximum speed of the vehicle. Model year 2008 through 2015 DS 70 and DS 90 ATVs fail to meet requirements pertaining to parking brakes.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact a BRP dealer to schedule a free repair. BRP is notifying registered consumers directly.
Sold at: Can-Am dealers nationwide from July 2007 through January 2015 for between $1,800 and $2,800.
Importer(s): Bombardier Recreational Products, of Canada
Manufactured in: Vietnam
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help 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 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.