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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 14, 2008
Release #08-193

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 704-5290
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Polaris Industries Expands Recall of ATVs Due to Fire Hazard











Sportsman 500
Sportsman 500





Sportsman 6x6
Sportsman 6x6






Sportsman 700

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 - Year - Market - Name - Model - Number -

2004 - SPRTSMN 500 - A04CH50AO
2004 - SPRTSMN 500 - A04CH50AR
2004 - SPRTSMN 500 - A04CH50AS
2005 - INT 500 HO - A05MH50FB

2005 - SCRMBLR 500 4X4 - A05BG50AA
2005 - SPRTSMN 400 - A05MH42AB
2005 - SPRTSMN 400 - A05MH42AG
2005 - SPRTSMN 400 - A05MH42AH

2005 - SPRTSMN 500 - A05MH50AB
2005 - SPRTSMN 500 - A05MH50AC
2005 - SPRTSMN 500 - A05MH50AG
2005 - SPRTSMN 500 - A05MH50AH

2005 - SPRTSMN 500 - A05MH50AL
2005 - SPRTSMN 500 - A05MH50AT
2005 - SPRTSMN 600 - A05MH59AK
2005 - SPRTSMN 600 - A05MH59AN

2005 - SPRTSMN 6X6 - A05CL50AA
2005 - SPRTSMN 6X6 MIL - A05CL50MA
2005 - SPRTSMN 700 - A05MH68AD
2005 - SPRTSMN 700 - A05MH68AK

2005 - SPRTSMN 700 - A05MH68AN
2005 - SPRTSMN 700 MIL - A05MH68MB
2005 - SPRTSMN MV7 - A05MH68AP
2005 - SPRTSMN MV7 - A05MH68CA

2005 - SPRTSMN MV7 - A05MH68MA
2006 - INT SPTSMAN 500 - A06MH50FB
2006 - SCRMBLR 500 4X4 - A06BG50AA
2006 - SPRTSMN 450 - A06MH46AA

2006 - SPRTSMN 450 - A06MH46AC
2006 - SPRTSMN 450 - A06MH46AD
2006 - SPRTSMN 450 - A06MH46AF
2006 - SPRTSMN 450 - A06MH46AT

2006 - SPRTSMN 500 - A06MH50AA
2006 - SPRTSMN 500 - A06MH50AB
2006 - SPRTSMN 500 - A06MH50AD
2006 - SPRTSMN 500 - A06MH50AF

2006 - SPRTSMN 6X6 - A06CL50AA
2006 - SPRTSMN 700 - A06MH68AA
2006 - SPRTSMN 700 - A06MH68AD
2006 - SPRTSMN 700 - A06MH68AF

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 firm's Web site at www.polarisindustries.com

To see this release on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08193.html


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