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KYMCO’s ATVs recalled due to fire and burn hazards

Posted on December 17, 2014 2:43 pm under Recreational Vehicle Accidents

All-terrain vehicle (ATV) makers sometimes fail to ensure that each of the vehicle’s components is designed and manufactured within high quality standards. This may unfortunately lead to accidents that can cause overwhelming damage and sometimes even death.

On October 7, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced KYMCO’s recall of its 2013, 2014, and 2015 KYMCO MXU 700 ATVs, including standard, LE and Camo versions, due to burn and fire hazards. The vehicle’s fuel cap tends to vent improperly during hot weather and higher elevation, causing the pressure to build up inside the fuel tank. This in turn might cause the fuel tank to rupture, or the fuel to boil out and leak into the hot engine or the operator, possibly causing burn injuries to the occupant or fire.

To learn how you might be able to hold the manufacturer accountable for all the damages you have incurred due to a defective ATV, consult with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 today.