Shutoff switch can fail to disable engine
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has recalled about 1,200 youth ATVs.
According to BRP, if the rider is ejected and the tether cord is pulled, the shutoff switch can fail to disable the engine. This can lead to the ATV operating uncontrolled until it returns to idle, which can a collision with bystanders, vehicles or other objects.
No incidents or injuries have been reported.
The recall involves model year 2008-2009 Can-Am DS 90 X ATVs. Consumers can find the model name on the side panels of the black and yellow ATV with orange trim.
Recalled vehicles were sold at authorized Can-Am dealers from August 2007 through September 2008 for about $3,400.
Both BRP and the CPSC urge parents to stop their children from using these vehicles immediately and contact any Can-Am dealer to schedule a free repair. Consumers are being sent a direct notice from BRP.
For more information, call BRP toll-free at (888) 638-5397 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s web site at http://www.can-am.brp.com/.