Recall: Arctic Cat recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs)
On 2017-10-27, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Arctic Cat recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2013 for about $10500 to $19500.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Arctic Cat recreational off-highway vehicle recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 12th recall of products in the Hunting & Utility Vehicles, incld ROV category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 80 similar recalls,
involving about 900,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
Heat from the exhaust can melt the plastic panels behind the operator and passenger seat, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves all model year 2014 through 2017 Wildcat Trail and 2015 through 2017 Wildcat Sport models of Arctic Cat ROVs. The recalled vehicles were sold in multiple colors, have four wheels and side-by-side seating for two people. "Wildcat Trail" or "Wildcat Sport" is printed on each side of the vehicle.
These items were sold new+ at Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from December 2013 through August 2017 for between $10,500 and $19,500.
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. If you need assistance locating an authorized dealer to conduct this repair, contact Arctic Cat.
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 Product Recall for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 444 reports of the plastic panels melting, 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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