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Safety Alert

Polaris Recalls Ranger Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Polaris Ranger 900 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs)

Hazard: The heat shield can fall off the vehicle, posing fire and burn hazards to riders.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.polaris.com and click on "Off Road Safety Recalls" at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units: About 42,500

Description: This recall involves all model year 2014 Polaris Ranger XP 900, XP 900 EPS, and CREW 900 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The recalled ROVs were sold in a variety of colors and have either three or six seats and a rear box. "Ranger" is printed on the rear box, and "900" is printed on the hood of the ROVs. All 2014 Ranger 900 models and Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) are included in this recall. To check for recalled vehicles by VIN, visit www.polaris.com.

Incidents/Injuries: Polaris has received 36 reports of the recalled ROVs overheating and catching on fire, including reports of three minor burns and one sprained wrist.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Sold at: Polaris dealers nationwide from April 2013 through June 2014 for between $13,200 and $16,200.

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

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

Manufactured in: U.S. and Mexico