Recall: ATV and UTV Clutches
On 2016-11-15, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding ATV and UTV Clutches due to a potential Laceration and Injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2016 for about $900 to $1000.
About 500 units are involved in this Gates Corp., of Denver, Colo. atv and utv clutches recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 70 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The clutch can break during operation of the vehicle and cause fragmentation and forcefully eject parts, posing laceration or impact injury hazards to the operator.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves two models of the G-Force CVT clutches that are aftermarket metallic, cylinder-shaped replacement clutch assemblies for use in all-terrain-vehicles and utility task vehicles. The part number, "G-FORCE" and the Gates logo are printed on the round top of the clutch. The UPC, part number and internal product number are printed on the packaging.
|Part No.||UPC||Internal Product No.|
These items were sold new+ at 3P Off Road of Tomball, Texas; Carolina Custom ATV of Apex, N. C.; Sawgie Bottom Outdoor Powersports of Leesville, La.; and Tuner Solutions of Deville, La., from March 2016 through September 2016 for between $900 and $1,000.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using vehicles with the recalled clutches and contact Gates for instructions on receiving a full refund plus an additional $300 to cover disassembly and reinstallation costs upon return of the recalled clutches to Gates. In addition, Gates will also ship a G-Force Belt at no cost to consumers who return the recalled clutches to Gates. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Gates at 800-766-9504 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.gates.com and click on CVT Clutch Recall for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received three reports of the clutch breaking during operation of an ATV, including one report of a laceration to the rider.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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