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Recall: Can-Am Commander Side-by-Side Off Road Vehicles

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On 2013-01-29, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Can-Am Commander Side-by-Side Off Road Vehicles due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2010 for about $11700 to $21000.

About 30,000 units are involved in this Bombardier (BRP) side-by-side vehicle recall. Instance(s) of injuries, fires have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 5th recall of products in the Hunting & Utility Vehicles, incld ROV category in 2013. Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls, involving about 400,000 product units.

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Can-Am Commander Side-by-Side Off Road Vehicles
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Company Contact Information:

Website: www.can-am.brp.com
Phone: (888) 638-5397

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What is the problem?

Debris such as leaves, hay and grass in wet terrain areas can collect in the vehicle's exhaust pipe area in a short period of time. A hot exhaust pipe and accumulated debris that has dried, poses a risk of fire.

Instance(s) of injuries, fires have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves 2011, 2012 and early 2013 model gas-powered Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicles. The model name is printed on the vehicle's side panel. Models included in the recall are:

Model Year 2011

Model Year 2012

Model Year 2013

(without Front Grill Kit)

Can-Am Commander 800R and 1000

Can-Am Commander XT 800R and 1000

Can-Am Commander X 1000

Can-Am Commander 800R and 1000

Can-Am Commander XT 800R and 1000

Can-Am Commander X 1000

Can-Am Commander Limited 1000

Can-Am Commander 800R and 1000

Can-Am Commander XT 800R and 1000

Can-Am Commander X 1000

Can-Am Commander Limited 1000

Can-Am Commander DPS 800R and 1000



Can-Am Off-road Vehicles were also recalled on Jan. 10, 2013.

These items were sold new+ at Can-Am dealers nationwide from April 2010 through November 2012 for between $11,700 and $21,000.

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 vehicles, check their exhaust for accumulated debris as described in the Cleaning Procedure of Exhaust Area guide and contact a BRP dealer to schedule a free update kit repair. The guide is available to consumers at their local BRP dealer or online at www.can-am.brp.com. BRP has notified registered consumers directly about this recall and the vehicle's cleaning guide.

BRP; toll-free at (888)638-5397, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.can-am.brp.com and click on "recall information" under the owner center for more information.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

The firm has received 18 reports of fires related to accumulated debris in the exhaust pipe area, including one report of minor burns to the hand.

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+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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