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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. 

Joint Statement from CPSC and Polaris on RZR 900 and 1000 Voluntary Recall

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Polaris are informing consumers about fires on model year 2013–2017 Polaris RZR 900 and 1000 Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs).

Kawasaki Agrees to $5.2 Million Penalty for Failure to Report Defective ROVs to CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., of Japan, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., have agreed to pay a $5.2 million civil penalty.

Up to 23,000 Kubota UTVs Recalled Due to Possible Steering Failure

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that Kubota is recalling certain UTVs due a faulty steering shaft. The report says the steering shaft has the potential for breakage and poses an injury or collision risk. Kubota RTV400 and RTV500 owners are instructed to contact Kubota Tractor Corporation at 800-752-0290, or check status online at www.kubota.com. The manufacturer is also contacting some of its customers

Gibbs Sports Amphibians, Inc. Issues Recall on Certain Quadski and Quadski XL Models

Gibbs found that the handlebar can fail while the vehicle is in operation, causing the operator to lose control of the steering and braking system of the vehicle, posing a risk of injury.

Side-by-Side Stupidity: Are More Rules Required, Or Just More Responsibility Training?

The CPSC doesn’t, apparently, know how many injuries there have been on SxSs, nor does it know if there is even a reason to impose more safety requirements on these machines, but it is certain there must be a problem. Oh, and the CPSC doesn’t know how effective any safety regulations it might implement would be.