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Polaris Recalls Sportsman 850 and 1000 All-Terrain Vehicles Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

Recall Date: March 21, 2017

Recall Number: 17-DRAFT FOR CLEARANCE       

Polaris Recalls Sportsman 850 and 1000 All-Terrain Vehicles Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

 

Recall Summary

 

Name of Product: Sportsman 850 and 1000 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)

 

Hazard: The right side panel heat shield can melt, posing burn and fire hazards to riders. In addition, in 2015 Sportsman 1000 ATVs, the exhaust springs can stretch and damage the exhaust seal, which can result in exhaust leaks and pose burn and fire hazards.

 

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly.

 

Consumer 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” at the bottom of the page for more information.

 

Recall Details

 

Units: About 19,200

Description:This recall involves all model year 2015 and 2016 Polaris Sportsman 850 and 1000 model all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). “Polaris” is printed on the front grill and “Sportsman 850” or “Sportsman 1000” is printed on the side of the steering column. The ATVs were sold in several colors. The model number is located on the fuel tank cover. The following models are included in the recall:

 

 Model Year

 Model Number

 Model

 2015

 A15SXA85AJ

 Sportsman 850 White Lightning

 2015

 A15SXA85AA

 Sportsman 850 Sage Green

 2015

 A15SXA85AA

 Sportsman 850 Polaris Pursuit Camo

 2015

 A15SXE85AS

 Sportsman 850 SP Sunset Red

 2015

 A15SXE85AM

 Sportsman 850 SP Titanium Matte Metallic

 2015

 A15SYE85AS

 Sportsman Touring 850 SP Sunset Red

 2015

 A15SYE85AV

 Sportsman Touring 850 SP Blue Fire

 2015

 A15SXE95AW

 Sportsman XP 1000 Matte White LE

 2015

 A15SXE95AK

 Sportsman XP 1000 SP Black Pearl Metallic

 2015

 A15SXE95AC

 Sportsman XP 1000 Polaris Pursuit Camo

 2015

 A15SYE95AX

 Sportsman Touring XP 1000 Bronze Mist

 2015

 A15SXL95AM

 Sportsman XP 1000 Titanium Matte Metallic

 2015

 A15SYL95AP

 Sportsman XP 1000 Touring White Pearl Metal

 2016

 A16SXA85A2

 Sportsman 850 White Lightning

 2016

 A16SXA85A1

 Sportsman 850 Sage Green

 2016

 A16SXA85A9

 Sportsman 850 Polaris Pursuit® Camo

 2016

 A16SXE85AB

 Sportsman 850 SP Velocity Blue

 2016

 A16SXE85AS

 Sportsman 850 SP Sunset Red

 2016

 A16SXN85A3

 Sportsman 850 High Lifter Edition

 2016

 A16SXE85AM

 Sportsman 850 SP Titanium Matte Metallic

 2016

 A16SYE85AS

 Sportsman Touring 850 SP Sunset Red

 2016

 A16SXE95AG

 Sportsman XP 1000 Matte Sagebrush Green

 2016

 A16SXE95AR

 Sportsman XP 1000 Havasu Red Pearl

 2016

 A16SXD95A9

 Sportsman XP 1000 Hunter Edition

 2016

 A16SYE95AK

 Sportsman Touring XP 1000 Black Pearl

 2016

 A16SXM95AL

 Sportsman XP 1000 High Lifter Edition

 2016

 A16SYE95AP

 Sportsman Touring XP 1000 Pearl White LE

 

Incidents/Injuries: Polaris has received at least 793 incidents, including reports of warped, melted or burned side panels, 47 fires and four minor burn injuries.

Sold at: Polaris dealers nationwide from May 2014 through March 2017 for between $8,500 and $15,000.

Importer/Distributor: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Manufactured in: U.S.

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

 

Photos 

Photo 1: Polaris 2015 Sportsman Touring 850 SP Blue Fire
Photo 2: Polaris 2015 Sportsman XP 1000 Black Pearl Metallic
Photo 3: Polaris 2015 Sportsman 850 SP Titanium Matte Metallic
Photo 4: Polaris 2015 Sportsman XP 1000 Matte White LE
Photo 5: Polaris 2015 Sportsman XP 1000 Titanium Matte Metallic
Photo 6: Polaris 2016 Sportsman 850 Sage Green
Photo 7: Polaris 2016 Sportsman 850 SP Titanium Matte Metallic
Photo 8: Polaris 2016 Sportsman 850 SP Velocity Blue
Photo 9: Polaris 2016 Sportsman 850 White Lightning
Photo 10: Polaris 2016 Sportsman XP 1000 Havasu Red Pearl
 

About U.S. CPSC:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

 

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