Off-Highway Vehicles

CFA Urges the Consumer Product Safety Commission to Recall Polaris ROVs Posing Fire Hazards

In a letter to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle, CFA is urging the CPSC to immediately provide clear information to consumers about Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs) that are catching fire, as mentioned in a December 19, 2017 joint statement from CPSC and Polaris regarding Polaris RZR 900 and 100 ROVs. CFA applauds CPSC and Polaris for warning consumers of this fire hazard; however, the statement includes that fires have been associated with the recalled ROVs, ROVs that have been previously repaired as part of the recall, and ROVs that have not been subject to the recall. We urge the Commission to immediately recall and stop sale of the ROVs mentioned in the statement that have been associated with fires but not previously subject to recall, and to re-issue recalls for the vehicles previously recalled and previously repaired as part of the recall program. That consumers are continuing to operate products that are known to have caused fires is creating a significant safety risk to consumers.

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