Recall: BRP Side-by-side Off-road Vehicles
On 2017-01-12, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding BRP Side-by-side Off-road Vehicles due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2015 for about $10000 to $15700.
About 800 units are involved in this Bombardier (BRP) off-road vehicle recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Hunting & Utility Vehicles, incld ROV category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 80 similar recalls,
involving about 800,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The vehicles can unexpectedly roll away when in the "park" or "P" position, posing an injury hazard to users.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves model year 2016 Can-Am Defender, Defender DPS, and Defender XT model side-by-side off-road vehicles. The vehicles were sold in various colors and have four tires, two seats and a cargo box on the back. "Can-am" is printed on the side of the cargo box and the model name is printed on the side of the front of the vehicle beside the headlight. The model name and vehicle identification number (VIN) are printed on a label under the glove box. Contact BRP or a BRP dealer to verify VINs included in the recall.
These items were sold new+ at Can-Am dealers nationwide from October 2015 through December 2016 for between $10,000 and $15,700.
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 vehicles and contact a BRP dealer to schedule a free repair. BRP is contacting all known purchasers directly.
BRP toll-free at 888-272-9222 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET any day or online at www.can-am.brp.com and click on the Off-Road website and then the "Owners" tab at the top of the page and then "Safety" and then "View Notices" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received six reports of the vehicles moving when in the "park" or "P" position. 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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