Recall: Arctic Cat ROVs with Winches
On 2017-11-16, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Arctic Cat ROVs with Winches due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2017 for about $200 to $17000.
About 300 units are involved in this Arctic Cat rov recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 14th recall of products in the Hunting & Utility Vehicles, incld ROV category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 80 similar recalls,
involving about 1,000,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The winch solenoid located under the operator seat can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves all 2017 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail SE (Special Edition) and Wildcat Sport SE ROVs with winch solenoids installed as original equipment and winch accessory kits sold separately for use on 2014 through 2017Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport and Wildcat Trail ROVs. The ROVs have four wheels, side-by-side seating for two people, and have a black chassis. "Wildcat Trail" or "Wildcat Sport" is printed on each side of the vehicle. In addition, Special Edition ROVs have "SE" printed on each side.
These items were sold new+ at Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from February 2017 through August 2017 for about $17,000 for the ROVs with the winch accessory kits installed. The winch accessory kits were also sold separately from December 2013 through August 2017 for between $200 and $600.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Arctic Cat to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Arctic Cat at 800-279-6851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.arcticcat.com and click on Customer Care and then click on Product Recall for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 49 reports of winch solenoid failure, with five resulting in fires. No injuries have been reported.
+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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