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Teenager’s Death Linked to Polaris ROV Recall

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Amanda Tejuca1 year ago

A teenager's death has been cited in the recall of about 133,000 Polaris RZR recreational off-highway vehicles.

About the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROV) Recall

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a fire hazard is presented to the drivers and passengers of the recreational ROV’s as they can catch on fire. More than 160 reports of fires were reported, with one death and 19 reports of injuries.

The 15-year-old passed away from a rollover that resulted in a fire and the injuries reported included first, second, and third degree burns.

As a solution, Polaris recommends that consumers stop using the ROV’s immediately and contact the firm for a free repair.

Description of the Recalled Recreational Off-highway Vehicles (ROV)

Information below provided by the US CPSC:

  • Polaris Model Year 2013-2016 RZR 900 and RZR 1000 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).
  • The ROVs were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from July 2012 through April 2016 for between $16,000 and $26,000.
  • The ROVs were manufactured in the United States and Mexico and imported and distributed by Polaris.
  • The VIN is normally located on the driver’s side rear frame rail, above the PVT cover.


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