Arctic Cat recalls model year 2008 50cc and 90cc youth model ATVs

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