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Polaris Recall Due to Serious Burn Injuries

Tuesday, September 13, 2016By Richard Alexander

Certain models of Polaris Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs) are being recalled due to fire hazards and the risk of severe burn injuries. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the engines in two Polaris ROV models can overheat and the drain tube on the turbo system can loosen, posing a fire hazard. The CPSC issued an alert that involves Polaris RZR XP Turbo and RZR XP 4 Turbo models. At this time, about 13,000 of these off-road vehicles have been recalled since December of last year.

Child Injured in ROV Fire

Since the CPSC recall alert was released, 19 incidents involving Polaris ROVs catching on fire had been reported. At least six of those cases involved burn injuries. In one case, a child was severely burned, and 15 acres of woodland was destroyed due to the fire. That particular fire happened in Utah’s American Fork Canyon. There has been no information on the current condition of the child or the extent of burn injury involved.

Polaris Defective ROVs

The ROVs in question were sold nationwide between August of 2015 to July of 2016. If you have a defective Polaris RZR XP Turbo or RZR XP 4 Turbo, you need to stop using it immediately and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. If you’re not sure if your Polaris ROV is one of the defective models, you can check the Polaris website for more information on how to locate and identify the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

Defective Products in California

It can take a disturbingly long amount of time for an investigation or recall to get initiated. If you think a defective product was the cause of your injury, you need to get in touch with a personal injury attorney who has proven products liability case experience as soon as possible. Reporting your concerns to the CPSC, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (when automobiles are involved) and the manufacturer is also necessary action to take if you suspect a manufacturing or design defect caused your injury.

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