Polaris Industries is issuing a product defect recall for hundreds of Outlaw 110 EFI Youth All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) sold in the United States and Canada due to a potential fire hazard.
According to a report in Consumer Affairs, the inner layer of the fuel line can leak, posing a fire hazard. So far, the company has received two reports of fuel leaks. No fires or injuries have been reported. This recall involves certain VINs of Polaris Model Year 2022 Outlaw 110 EFI Youth ATVs.
Details of the ATV Fire Hazard Recall
The recalled ATVs were sold in gray/lime and gray/pink color combinations. POLARIS is printed on both sides of the vehicle below the headlights and on both sides of the seat. “Outlaw 110” is printed on both sides of the chassis. The vehicle identification number of VIN is located in the left side wheel well.
The ATVs, which were made in Taiwan, were sold by Polaris dealers nationwide from September 2021, through November 2021 for about $3,600. Officials are urging those who have these vehicles to stop using them right away to prevent the fire hazard from causing serious injuries.
Owners should contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair including the installation of a new fuel line.
Polaris has notified consumers to stop riding these vehicles. Polaris will be contacting all registered owners directly to provide more details about the repair process. Consumers with questions or concerns are urged to contact Polaris at 800-765-2747 or visit Polaris.com, go to the recall page, and enter the VIN to see if their vehicle is included in any of the recalls.
Product Liability Issues
In such cases where defective and recalled products cause injuries and fatalities, the manufacturer can be held liable for the damages caused. Injured victims who are hurt as a result of the fire hazard can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Families of deceased victims can file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for damages as well.
If you have been injured by a defective product, it would be a good idea to preserve it in its current condition so an expert can examine it thoroughly for evidence of defects, malfunctions, design flaws, etc. An experienced product defect attorney will be able to advise injured victims and families regarding their legal rights and options.