WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 17, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
Name of product: Polaris ACE 325 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs)
Hazard: The exhaust header pipe can crack and release hot exhaust gases into the engine compartment, posing fire and burn hazards.
Recall date: October 17, 2017
Recall number: 18-011
Description: This recall involves all model year 2014 through 2016 Polaris ACE 325 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The recalled ROVs have a single seat and were sold in white, green and red. For model year 2014 and 2015 ATVs, “Polaris” is printed on the front grill and “Ace” is printed on the rear panel. For model year 2016 ATVs, “Polaris” is printed on the front grill and “Polaris Ace” is printed on the rear panel. The VIN is printed on the right front frame of the vehicles.
|2014||A14BH33AJ||Ace 325 in White|
|2015||A15DAA32AA||Ace 325 in Green|
|2015||A15DAA32AJ||Ace 325 in White|
|2016||A16DAA32A1||Ace 325 in Green|
|2016||A16DAA32A7||Ace 325 in Red|
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Incidents/Injuries: Polaris has received six reports of cracked exhaust pipes, including two reports of seat damage due to melting. No fires or injuries have been reported.
Sold At: Polaris dealers nationwide from December 2014 through July 2017 for about $7,500.
Manufacturer(s): Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.
Manufactured In: U.S.
Units: About 6,300
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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