Here's Why You Shouldn't Buy an EGL Motors ATV Staff
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recently taken action against EGL Motor Inc. by terminating the company's All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Action Plan. This ruling renders EGL unable to distribute or import its ATVs within the United States.

The termination of the Action Plan occurs in the context of an ongoing concern about ATV-related fatalities. These unfortunate incidents rank among the leading causes of death linked to consumer products, with a high number of the victims being children under the age of 16. From 1982 through 2018, there were 3,353 recorded ATV-related deaths among this age group.

The CPSC requires manufacturers, importers, and distributors of ATVs to have an approved ATV Action Plan before they can import or distribute ATVs in the U.S. This Action Plan lays out federal legal obligations intended to safeguard users and reduce the risk of injury or death among young riders. This is accomplished by preventing the usage of ATVs by children that are not suitable for their age group.

Back on October 30, 2017, the CPSC approved the ATV Action Plan presented by EGL Motor. However, following this, EGL Motor received numerous Notices of Violations from the CPSC due to its consistent failure to adhere to the federal ATV requirements. These violations included failing to prevent the sale or marketing of ATVs, which can reach speeds meant for adults, to younger riders. Furthermore, EGL did not comply with mandatory ATV safety standards like speed, parking brake, and handlebar requirements. They also failed to submit the results of their dealer monitoring program in a timely manner. This program is crucial as it ensures dealers make appropriate age recommendations and provide necessary safety materials.

EGL Motor and the CPSC have initiated three recalls since 2022, impacting approximately 7,400 units of EGL-branded and Ace-branded youth ATVs. The recalls were due to potential injury risks and violations of the federal mandatory ATV safety standard.

The failure of EGL to fulfill the commitments of its Action Plan led to the CPSC's decision to terminate it on June 21, 2023. The decision came as a result of EGL's repeated violations of the safety standard ANSI-SVIA 1-2017 and their inability to meet the Action Plan's obligations. The CPSC expressed concern that ATVs that don't adhere to the mandatory safety requirements could pose a serious risk of injury and death. The termination of the Action Plan was approved by a commission vote of 3-1. Staff Staff

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