Polaris recalls ATVs with faulty throttles

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2000

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Minnesota company is recalling about 13,600 all-terrain vehicles because the throttles can stick, causing the driver to lose control and crash, resulting in severe injury or death.

Polaris Industries Inc. of Minneapolis has received 26 reports of throttle problems and 17 reports of crashes resulting in six people suffering injuries, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

Polaris and the model name are written on both sides of the ATVs.

The recalled models include some of the 1999 Scrambler, Sport and Xplorer 400 ATVs, and some 2000 Scrambler and Xplorer 400 ATVs.

Polaris ATV dealers sold these ATVs nationwide from December 1998 through July 2000 for between $4,800 and $5,900.

Registered owners of the recalled Polaris ATVs were notified by mail about the recall and will also be contacted by their dealer to schedule a free ATV repair.

For more information, customers can call Polaris at 1-800-POLARIS.


On the Net:

Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov

Polaris Industries: http://www.polarisindustries.com

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