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Recall - Polaris Sales Australia Pty Ltd — Polaris youth quad bikes and parts

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21 Jun 2017

Certain parts in the affected quad bikes (and some of these parts sold as spare parts) may contain asbestos.

Product description

Polaris youth quad bikes sold after 31 December 2003:
Scrambler 50, Scrambler 90, Predator 90, Outlaw 90, Outlaw 110, Sportsman 90, Sportsman 110, Phoenix 200 - front and rear brakes
Predator 50, Outlaw 50 - front & rear brakes and heat shield washer
Sawtooth 200 - rear brakes only
Ace 150 - gaskets only

Certain parts for the above vehicles:
Front brake shoe 0450422
Rear brake shoe 0450434
Front brake pad 0454664
Heat shield washer 0453861
Rear brake shoe 0452705

What are the defects?

Certain parts in the affected quad bikes (and some of these parts sold as spare parts) may contain asbestos.
The importation of asbestos or goods containing asbestos into Australia has been prohibited under the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 since 31 December 2003.

What are the hazards?

Available information indicates that these quad bikes do not pose a measurable health risk through normal use.
Consumers should not perform any maintenance, repairs or modifications on these quad bikes that may contact or disturb the bike parts that may contain asbestos - brake parts, gaskets and heat shield washers, depending on the vehicle.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should not perform any maintenance or repairs on these quad bikes that involves contacting or disturbing any potentially affected parts, as outlined in the 'Product Description' section above.

Owners will be contacted about this recall by a letter to their Polaris-registered address.
 
Owners of vehicles other than the Ace 150 should contact their nearest authorised Polaris dealer to make an appointment to have any parts that potentially contain asbestos replaced with parts that do not contain asbestos, free of charge.
Ace 150 vehicles will be repaired free of charge when normal in-service replacement of gaskets is required.
 
Further information is available by phoning the Polaris Customer Service Department on 1800 982 593 or visiting www.polarisindustries.com.au (link is external)
Your nearest Polaris dealer can be located using the search tool available at https://www.polaris.com/en-au/atv-ranger-rzr/dealer-locator (link is external)
Supplier
Polaris Sales Australia Pty Ltd
Traders who sold this product

Authorised Polaris dealers

Where the product was sold

Nationally
International
Dates available for sale
  • 31 December 2003 - 19 June 2017

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (link is external) is the responsible regulator for this recall.

 
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Content and image source:  Product Safety Australia