Recall: Arctic Cat Side-by-side Utility Vehicles
On 2016-08-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Arctic Cat Side-by-side Utility Vehicles due to a potential crash hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2015 for about $14500 to $16000.
About 5,000 units are involved in this (s)Arctic Cat utility vehicle recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 10th recall of products in the Hunting & Utility Vehicles, incld ROV category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 80 similar recalls,
involving about 800,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The throttle cable can stick and prevent the throttle mechanism from returning to an idle position upon release of the throttle and cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard and risk of injury.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves all model year 2016 Arctic Cat 700 HDX models and model year 2017 Arctic Cat 700 HDX CREW models within the vehicle identification number range of 300001 through 301280. The recalled utility vehicles have four wheels with side-by-side seating for three or six people. They were sold in a variety of colors including green, black, fire red, true timber camo and other colors. "Arctic Cat" is printed on the sides, front and rear of the utility vehicles. "HDX" is printed on the sides of the front fenders. The vehicle identification number on the 700 HDX CREW models is stamped into the upper frame tube under the rear of the cargo box.
These items were sold new+ at Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from April 2015 through July 2016 for between $14,500 and $16,000.
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 side-by-sides and contact an Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair. Artic 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," then "Product Recall," and then "List of Safety Bulletins" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Arctic Cat has received 14 reports of the throttle cable malfunctioning, including one report of a wrist injury.
+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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