WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 29, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
Name of product: Polaris Ranger 570 ROVs
Hazard: The ROVs can overheat during heavy engine loading, slow-speed intermittent use and/or high outdoor temperatures and catch fire.
Consumer Contact: Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.polaris.com and click on “Off-Road Safety Recalls” on the main page for more information.
Units: About 43,000
Description: This recall involves 2015 and 2016 model year Polaris Ranger 570 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). They have either two or four seats and a rear box. “Ranger” is printed on the rear box and “570” is printed on the hood. “Polaris” is stamped onto the front grill. The ROVs were sold in several colors. The following models are included in the recall.
|Ranger 570||Ranger 570 2×4|
|Ranger 570 EPS||Ranger 570|
|Ranger 570 EPS HD||Ranger 570 EPS|
|Ranger Crew 570||Ranger 570 EPS HD|
|Ranger Crew 570 EPS||Ranger 570 EPS ZUG|
|Ranger Crew 570|
|Ranger Crew 570 EPS|
Incidents/Injuries: Polaris has received seven reports of the recalled ROVs overheating and catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Sold at: Polaris dealers nationwide from August 2014 through June 2016 for between $10,000 and $12,500.
Importer(s): Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.
Distributor(s): Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.
Manufactured in: Mexico
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.
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