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NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

December 6, 2007
Alert #08-521

Polaris Recalls Certain Ranger Utility Vehicles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

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: Model Year 2008 Polaris Ranger RZR 800 EFI Utility Vehicles

Units: 330

Manufacturer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Hazard: The utility vehicle’s fuel tank can leak, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of the fuel tank leaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: Model Year 2008 Polaris Ranger RZR 800 EFI utility vehicles with model number R08VH76AD (red), and model number R08VH76AG (green) are included in this recall. They were manufactured between August 21, 2007 and October 3, 2007. The model number decal is located under the passenger seat.

Sold by: Polaris dealers nationwide from August 2007 through November 2007 for about $10,300.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled utility vehicles immediately and contact their local Polaris dealer to arrange for a fuel tank inspection free of charge, and if necessary, a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Polaris at (888) 704-5290 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT every day, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.polarisindustries.com



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