Name of product: Arctic Cat recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs)
Hazard: Heat from the exhaust can melt the plastic panels behind the operator and passenger seat, posing a fire hazard.
Recall Date: October 27, 2017
Description: This recall involves all model year 2014 through 2017 Wildcat Trail and 2015 through 2017 Wildcat Sport models of Arctic Cat ROVs. The recalled vehicles were sold in multiple colors, have four wheels and side-by-side seating for two people. “Wildcat Trail” or “Wildcat Sport” is printed on each side of the vehicle.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Arctic Cat to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat is contacting all known purchasers directly. If you need assistance locating an authorized dealer to conduct this repair, contact Arctic Cat.
Consumer Contact: Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.arcticcat.com and click on Product Recall for more information.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 444 reports of the plastic panels melting, with five resulting in fires. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At: Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from December 2013 through August 2017 for between $10,500 and $19,500.
Manufacturer(s): Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, MN, a subsidiary of Textron Specialized Vehicles, of Augusta, GA.
Manufactured In: U.S.
Units: About 14,100 (In addition, 5,300 were sold in Canada and 100 in Mexico)
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.