U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
December 22, 2009
Recalls Certain ATVs Due to Crash Hazard
The following product safety recall was
voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation
with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the
product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: 2009-2010 Polaris
All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
Units: About 8,500
Manufacturer: Polaris Industries Inc., of
Hazard: The front suspension ball joint stem
can separate from the steering knuckle and cause
the rider to lose steering control, posing a
risk of injury or death to riders.
Incidents/Injuries: Polaris has received 19
reports of incidents involving the recalled
ATVs. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves model year
2009 and 2010 Polaris Sportsman ATVs (models
listed below) with certain VIN numbers. The ATVs
were manufactured between January and August
2009. The VIN number and manufacture date are
located on the right front of the ATV on the
frame rail next to the front shock.
||Sportsman XP 550
||Sportsman XP 550 EPS
||Sportsman X2 550
||Sportsman Touring 550
||Sportsman XP 850
||Sportsman XP850 EPS
||Sportsman Touring 850
Sold at: Polaris dealers nationwide from
February 2009 through November 2009 for between
$7,500 and $10,800.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop
using the recalled ATVs and contact their local
Polaris dealer to determine if your model and
VIN number are included in this recall and to
schedule a free repair. Polaris is directly
contacting registered owners about the recall.
Consumer Contact: For additional information,
contact Polaris toll-free at (888) 704-5290
between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through
Friday, or visit the company’s Web site at