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Default Polaris Industries Expands Recall of ATVs Due to Fire Hazard

Polaris Industries Expands Recall of ATVs Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Polaris All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)

Units: About 95,000 (45,000 units recalled in June 2005)

Manufacturer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Hazard: The ATVs can have defective Electronic Control Modules (ECM) that overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to riders.

Incidents/Injuries: Since the original recall announced in June 2005, Polaris has received 372 additional reports of smoking and/or melted ECMs on the recalled ATVs, and 20 reports of fires, nine of which involved property damage beyond the ATV. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves select 2005 through 2006 model Polaris Sportsman and Scrambler 500 ATVs. The model and serial numbers are printed on a decal attached to the front side of the radiator (Sportsman) or the top of the front cab cover (Scrambler 500). Serial numbers are permanently stamped into the left frame rail behind the left front wheel. The recalled models are listed on the chart below.
Model YearMarket NameModel Number2004SPRTSMN 500A04CH50AO2004SPRTSMN 500A04CH50AR2004SPRTSMN 500A04CH50AS2005INT 500 HOA05MH50FB2005SCRMBLR 500 4X4A05BG50AA2005SPRTSMN 400A05MH42AB2005SPRTSMN 400A05MH42AG2005SPRTSMN 400A05MH42AH2005SPRTSMN 500A05MH50AB2005SPRTSMN 500A05MH50AC2005SPRTSMN 500A05MH50AG2005SPRTSMN 500A05MH50AH2005SPRTSMN 500A05MH50AL2005SPRTSMN 500A05MH50AT2005SPRTSMN 600A05MH59AK2005SPRTSMN 600A05MH59AN2005SPRTSMN 6X6A05CL50AA2005SPRTSMN 6X6 MILA05CL50MA2005SPRTSMN 700A05MH68AD2005SPRTSMN 700A05MH68AKModel YearMarket NameModel Number2005SPRTSMN 700A05MH68AN2005SPRTSMN 700 MILA05MH68MB2005SPRTSMN MV7A05MH68AP2005SPRTSMN MV7A05MH68CA2005SPRTSMN MV7A05MH68MA2006INT SPTSMAN 500A06MH50FB2006SCRMBLR 500 4X4A06BG50AA2006SPRTSMN 450A06MH46AA2006SPRTSMN 450A06MH46AC2006SPRTSMN 450A06MH46AD2006SPRTSMN 450A06MH46AF2006SPRTSMN 450A06MH46AT2006SPRTSMN 500A06MH50AA2006SPRTSMN 500A06MH50AB2006SPRTSMN 500A06MH50AD2006SPRTSMN 500A06MH50AF2006SPRTSMN 6X6A06CL50AA2006SPRTSMN 700A06MH68AA2006SPRTSMN 700A06MH68AD2006SPRTSMN 700A06MH68AF
Sold at: Polaris dealers nationwide from July 2004 through January 2008 for between $3,800 and $7,900.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should disconnect the negative (black) battery cable from the battery when the ATV is not in use. Consumers should contact their local Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners received direct mail notification of this recall.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Polaris toll-free at (888) 704-5290 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firmís Web site at

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