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Failed heat guards on ATVs may cause burns

Posted on December 15, 2014 11:47 am under Recreational Vehicle Accidents

All-terrain vehicle (ATV) tours are a staple at almost every vacation spot in the country. It promises an adrenalin-pumping drive to explore majestic spots not easily accessible by other vehicles. However, a single mechanical problem with the ATV might transform a thrilling adventurous tour into a troublesome, sometimes even tragic ATV-related accident.

Among the possible ATV mechanical problems is failed insulation. In April 2013, for instance, Minnesotta-based Polaris Industries recalled almost 4,500 of its 2011 Polaris Ranger RZR XP 900 manufactured between 2012 and 2013 because the divider panel heat shield behind the passenger and driver seat could melt when overheated. This might expose the occupants to burn hazards. In fact, the firm already received one report of an occupant who sustained a burn injury to a finger after using the product.

The company is urging every affected buyer to return the product for a free service repair.

ATV accidents due to mechanical failure can be extremely damaging, both physically and financially. If you have been involved in an ATV accident in Wisconsin, seek the help of a personal injury attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to learn which legal actions to take in seeking compensation. Call us at (414) 271-0900 today.