WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 21, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
Name of product: Sportsman 850 and 1000 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
Hazard: The right side panel heat shield can melt, posing burn and fire hazards to riders. In addition, in 2015 Sportsman 1000 ATVs, the exhaust springs can stretch and damage the exhaust seal, which can result in exhaust leaks and pose burn and fire hazards.
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” for more information. In addition, check your vehicle identification number (VIN) on the “Product Safety Recalls” page to see if your vehicle is included in any recalls.
Units: About 19,200
Description: This recall involves all model year 2015 and 2016 Polaris Sportsman 850 and 1000 model all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). “Polaris” is printed on the front grill and “Sportsman 850” or “Sportsman 1000” is printed on the side of the steering column. The ATVs were sold in several colors. The model number is located on the fuel tank cover. The following models are included in the recall:
|Model Year||Model Number||Model/Color|
|2015||A15SXA85AJ||Sportsman 850 White Lightning|
|2015||A15SXA85AA||Sportsman 850 Sage Green|
|2015||A15SXA85AC||Sportsman 850 Polaris Pursuit Camo|
|2015||A15SXE85AS||Sportsman 850 SP Sunset Red|
|2015||A15SXE85AM||Sportsman 850 SP Titanium Matte Metallic|
|2015||A15SYE85AS||Sportsman Touring 850 SP Sunset Red|
|2015||A15SYE85AV||Sportsman Touring 850 SP Blue Fire|
|2015||A15SXE95AW||Sportsman XP 1000 Matte White Le|
|2015||A15SXE95AK||Sportsman XP 1000 SP Black Pearl Metallic|
|2015||A15SXE95AC||Sportsman XP 1000 Polaris Pursuit Camo|
|2015||A15SYE95AX||Sportsman Touring XP 1000 Bronze Mist|
|2015||A15SXL95AM||Sportsman XP 1000 Titanium Matte Metallic|
|2015||A15SYL95AP||Sportsman XP 1000 Touring White Pearl Metal|
|2016||A16SXA85A2||Sportsman 850 White Lightning|
|2016||A16SXA85A1||Sportsman 850 Sage Green|
|2016||A16SXA85A9||Sportsman 850 Polaris Pursuit® Camo|
|2016||A16SXE85AB||Sportsman 850 SP Velocity Blue|
|2016||A16SXE85AS||Sportsman 850 SP Sunset Red|
|2016||A16SXN85A3||Sportsman 85 High Lifter Edition|
|2016||A16SXE85AM||Sportsman 850 SP Titanium Matte Matallic|
|2016||A16SYE85AS||Sportsman Touring 850 SP Sunset Red|
|2016||A16SXE95AG||Sportsman XP 1000 Matte Sagebrush Green|
|2016||A16SXE95AR||Sportsman XP 1000 Havasu Red Pearl|
|2016||A16SXD95A9||Sportsman XP 1000 Hunter Edition|
|2016||A16SYE95AK||Sportsman Touring XP 1000 Black Pearl|
|2016||A16SXM95AL||Sportsman XP 1000 High Lifter Edition|
|2016||A16SYE95AP||Sportsman Touring XP 1000 Pearl White Le|
Incidents/Injuries: Polaris has received at least 793 incidents, including reports of warped, melted or burned side panels, 47 fires and four minor burn injuries.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Sold At: Polaris dealers nationwide from May 2014 through March 2017 for between $8,500 and $15,000.
Importer(s): Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.
Distributor(s): Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.
Manufactured In: U.S.
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.
Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission