CPSC, Arctic Cat Inc. Announce Recall of All-Terrain Vehicles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 27, 2001
Release # 02-078
ATV Recall Hotline: (800) 279-9419
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Mark Ross, (301) 504-7076

CPSC, Arctic Cat Inc. Announce Recall of All-Terrain Vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 15,500 All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). The pressure switch in the braking system leaks fluid. The unexpected loss of fluid can cause the brakes to fail, posing the risk of serious injury or death.

Arctic Cat has received four reports of problems with the pressure switches, including one consumer who suffered a dislocated shoulder and another who suffered bumps and bruises.

The recalled ATVs come in red and green and have the brand name written on both sides of the ATV. The model names and numbers included in the recall are listed below:

Manual Transmission Automatic Transmission
Model: 2002 ATV 500 4x4 (Red)
Model No. A2002ATM4AUSR
Model: 2002 ATV 375 2x4 (Green)
Model No. A2002ATG2BUSG
Model: 2002 ATV 300 4x4 (Green)
Model No. A2002ATF4AUSG
Model: 2002 ATV 375 2x4 (Red)
Model No. A2002ATG2BUSR
Model: 2002 ATV 300 4x4 (Red)
Model No. A2002ATF4AUSR
Model: 2002 ATV 375 4x4 (Green)
Model No. A2002ATG4BUSG
Model: 2002 400 4x4 (Green)
Model No. A2002ATI4AUSG
Model: 2002 ATV 375 4x4 (Red)
Model No. A2002ATG4BUSR
Model: 2002 ATV 400 4x4 (Red)
Model No. A2002ATI4AUSR
Model: 2002 ATV 500 4x4 (Green)
Model No. A2002ATM4BUSG
Model: 2002 ATV 500 4x4 (Green)
Model No. A2002ATM4AUSG
Model: 2002 ATV 500 4x4 (Red)
Model No. A2002ATM4BUSR
  Model: 2002 TBX 500 4x4 (Green)
Model No. A2002BXM4BUSG



Arctic Cat will help consumers determine if their ATV is part of this recall.

Arctic Cat ATV dealers nationwide sold these ATVs from July 2001 through December 2001 for between $4,200 and $6,400.

Consumers should stop using these ATVs immediately. Registered owners of the recalled Arctic Cat ATV will be notified by mail, and also will be contacted by their dealer to schedule a free ATV repair. Consumers can contact their local ATV dealer to get more information about the recall. To locate their local dealer, consumers should call Arctic Cat ATV at (800) 279-9419 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or log on to the company's website at www.arctic-cat.com.

Picture of Recalled ATV