The 2008 Arctic Cat DVX Black/Lime is one of the youth model ATVs recalled for potentially failing to return to idle.
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Model Year 2008 Arctic Cat 50cc and 90cc All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
Units: About 6,000
Distributed by: Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.
Hazard: The speed controller on the recalled ATVs could fail to return to the idle position when the throttle lever is released, or the speed controller could fail to be at idle on start up. This could result in loss of vehicle control, which could result in serious injury or death to the rider.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall includes 2008 model 50cc and 90cc Youth Model ATVs of the following models:
MODEL MODEL NUMBER
2008 DVX 50 Black/Red A2008KSA2BUSD
2008 DVX 50 Black/Lime A2008KSA2BUSE
2008 DVX 50 Pink A2008KSA2BUST
2008 DVX 90-California-Black/Red A2008KSB2BCAD
2008 DVX 90-California-Black/Lime A2008KSB2BCAE
2008 DVX 90-California-Pink A2008KSB2BCAT
2008 DVX 90 Black/Red A2008KSB2BUSD
2008 DVX 90 Black/Lime A2008KSB2BUSE
2008 DVX 90 Pink A2008KSB2BUST
2008 50 2X4 Auto Green A2008KUA2BUSG
2008 50 2X4 Auto Red A2008KUA2BUSR
2008 50 2X4 Auto Pink A2008KUA2BUST
2008 90 2X4 Auto-California-Green A2008KUB2BCAG
2008 90 2X4 Auto-California-Red A2008KUB2BCAR
2008 90 2X4 Auto-California-Pink A2008KUB2BCAT
2008 90 2X4 Auto Green A2008KUB2BUSG
2008 90 2X4 Auto Red A2008KUB2BUSR
2008 90 2X4 Auto Pink A2008KUB2BUST
Sold by: Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from July 2007 through June 2008 for between $1,800 and $2,400.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers with the recalled ATVs should stop using them immediately and contact their local dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday or go to the firm’s Web site at www.arctic-cat.com