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From Products Liability Law Daily, August 17, 2018

Polaris recalls ROVs for crash hazard

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minnesota, has recalled around 5,900 model year 2017-2018 Polaris ACE 150 and model year 2018 Polaris Ranger 150 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) because the front suspension lower ball joint can separate over time, posing a crash hazard (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 18-760, August 17, 2018).

Incidents and injuries. Polaris has received 10 reports of joints separating. No injuries have been reported.

Product description. This recall involves model year 2017-2018 Polaris ACE 150 and model year 2018 Polaris Ranger 150 recreational off-highway vehicles. The recalled vehicles were sold in red and white. The recalled ACE 150 vehicles have "POLARIS" stamped on the front grille, a "POLARIS" decal on the bottom of the cab frame, and an "ACE" decal on the rear fender. The VIN is located on the vehicle frame in the left rear wheel well, and the model number is printed on the emissions label on the frame in the left front wheel well. The recalled Ranger 150 vehicles have "POLARIS" stamped on the front grille, a "150" decal on the front fender, and a "RANGER" decal on the rear fender. The VIN is located on the vehicle frame in the left rear wheel well, and the model number is printed on the emissions label on the frame in the right front wheel well. Affected model numbers include A17HAA15A7, A17HAA15B7, A18HAA15B2, A18HZA15B4, and A18HAA15B7.

These ROVs, which were manufactured in the United States, were sold by Polaris dealers nationwide from December 2016 through July 2018 for between $3,800 and $5,000.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled ROVs immediately and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all registered owners directly.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or online at www.polaris.com and click on "Off Road Safety Recalls." In addition, owners should check their vehicle identification number (VIN) on the "Product Safety Recalls" page to see if their vehicle is included in any recalls.

Companies: Polaris Industries Inc.

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