|June 24, 2008
Arctic Cat Recalls Model Year 2008 50cc and 90cc Youth Model ATVs
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Model Year 2008 Arctic Cat 50cc and 90cc All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
Units: About 6,000
Distributed by: Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.
Hazard: The speed controller on the recalled ATVs could fail to return to the idle position when the throttle lever is released, or the speed controller could fail to be at idle on start up. This could result in loss of vehicle control, which could result in serious injury or death to the rider.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall includes 2008 model 50cc and 90cc Youth Model ATVs of the following models:
|2008 DVX 50 Black/Red
|2008 DVX 50 Black/Lime
|2008 DVX 50 Pink
|2008 DVX 90-California-Black/Red
|2008 DVX 90-California-Black/Lime
|2008 DVX 90-California-Pink
|2008 DVX 90 Black/Red
|2008 DVX 90 Black/Lime
|2008 DVX 90 Pink
|2008 50 2X4 Auto Green
|2008 50 2X4 Auto Red
|2008 50 2X4 Auto Pink
|2008 90 2X4 Auto-California-Green
|2008 90 2X4 Auto-California-Red
|2008 90 2X4 Auto-California-Pink
|2008 90 2X4 Auto Green
|2008 90 2X4 Auto Red
|2008 90 2X4 Auto Pink
Sold by: Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from July 2007 through June 2008 for between $1,800 and $2,400.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers with the recalled ATVs should stop using them immediately and contact their local dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday or go to the firm's Web site at www.arctic-cat.com
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