Posted on Dec 29, 2009Some of the Polaris All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) have been recalled due to recent incidents caused by their defects, according to the Polaris Industries website. Approximately 8,500 units have been recalled based on 19 reports of incidents involving certain ATVs of model years 2009 and 2010. Although no injuries have been reported, the hazard is the "front suspension ball joint system," which "can separate from the steering knuckle and cause the rider to lose steering control, posing a risk of injury or death to riders." As a result, Polaris Industries advises consumers to stop using the recalled ATVs immediately and contact a local dealer to if they are unsure if their model is safe. Repairs may be scheduled for free.
Although no injuries have reportedly occurred due to this defect, many ATV accidents in the past have resulted in serious child injuries or even death. If you would like more information about child injuries or ATV accidents, feel free to contactchild injury attorney Chris Keane, and he will answer all your questions for free concerning your unique situation.