March 21 Polaris Industries Inc is
recalling about 19,200 all-terrain vehicles due to fire hazard
and risk of injury, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
said on Tuesday.
Polaris will recall all model year 2015 and 2016 Sportsman
850 and 1000 all-terrain vehicles, the U.S. consumer-safety
The right side panel heat shield in the ATVs can melt,
posing burn and fire hazards to riders.
In addition, the exhaust springs can stretch and damage the
exhaust seal in 2015 Sportsman 1000 ATVs, resulting in exhaust
leaks that could pose burn and fire hazards.
Polaris has received at least 793 incidents, including
reports of warped, melted or burned side panels, 47 fires and
four minor burn injuries, the regulator said.
(Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil