The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Polaris Industries of Medina, Minn., are recalling about 133,000 Polaris Model Year 2013-2016 RZR 900 and RZR 1000 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).
The recalled ROVs can catch fire while consumers are driving, posing fire and burn hazards to drivers and passengers.
The company has received more than 160 reports of fires, resulting in the death of a 15 year old passenger from a rollover that resulted in a fire, and 19 reports of injuries, including first, second and third degree burns.
What to do
CPSC and Polaris warn consumers to stop using the recalled vehicles immediately and contact their Polaris dealer for a free repair. Polaris has agreed to suspend sale of all recalled vehicles until they are repaired.
Consumers may contact Polaris at 800-POLARIS or 800-765-2747 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Saturday and Sunday or online at www.polaris.com and click on “Off-Road Safety Recalls” on the main page of the Polaris website to see if their RZR ROV's VIN number is included in this recall.