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Polaris Fined $27.5 Million for Late Reporting Claims on RZR XP 1000 Fire Hazard

Polaris Industries Inc. has announced a $27.25 million settlement with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that resolves two 2016 late-reporting claims. Additionally, Polaris, in partnership with the CPSC, initiated a recall on select RZR XP/XP 4 1000 models. 

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Polaris Industries Inc. has agreed to a $27.25 million settlement with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that resolves two 2016 late-reporting claims. Additionally, Polaris, in partnership with the CPSC, initiated a recall on 107,000 RZR XP 1000s manufactured from 2014-’18 due to a fire hazard.

“Today’s resolution settles these matters with the CPSC. Rooted in our long-standing commitment to our customers and dealers is our guiding principle of ‘safety and ethics always’ and a drive to continually grow and improve as a company, and we have. We are dedicated to leading the industry, not only in innovation and performance, but in safety and quality – because we will accept nothing less. I am extremely confident in the strength of our organization, the quality of our products, and the 11,000 employees who champion the principles and values that embody Polaris,” said Scott Wine, chairman and CEO, Polaris.

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Over the past two years, the company has centralized its product safety organization, enhanced its post-sales surveillance and analytics, and invested in industry-leading talent, tools and processes. Polaris says it remains vigilant and focused on bolstering its safety and quality practices.

“Polaris is making safety and quality a competitive advantage. As the result of our comprehensive approach and significant investment, we are seeing the tangible results of our efforts, both in the quality of vehicles we are building today and in our approach to preventing, monitoring and responding to safety matters,” said Ken Pucel, executive vice president of Global Operations, Engineering and Lean, Polaris.

Polaris has 30 reports of cracked exhaust silencers, including three reports of fires. No injuries have been reported. Polaris dealers will make the necessary repairs for free. To find out if a vehicle has been recalled, visit www.polaris.com/en-us/rider-support/off-road-recalls and enter a VIN to determine if there is an outstanding recall.

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