Peg Perego Recalls Polaris Sportsman Ride-on for Fire Hazard

Over 200 of the 850 Polaris Sportsman vehicles pose a burn risk

Health Canada and Pickering, Ontario-based Peg Perego Canada Inc. are recalling over 200 battery-operated 850 Polaris Sportsman ride-on vehicles.

The affected vehicles, which were manufactured in the U.S. and sold at various Canadian retailers between October 2014 and April 2016, are powered by a 24-volt battery.

According to the HC alert, a relay on the vehicle’s circuit board can fail causing its motor to overheat and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards.

The four-wheeled, ATV-style vehicles are designed for two passengers, five to seven years old, and feature a flip-up backrest and front and rear luggage racks. Only those vehicles bearing the following date codes: 651016, 651017, 651020, 651021, 651022, 651023, 651024, 651027, 651028, 651029, 651030, 660304, 660305, 661123, 661124, 661125 and 661130, are included in this recall.

The date codes can be found underneath the vehicle seat. “Sportsman Twin” and “850 EFI” appear on the side of the ride-on vehicle, and “Polaris” appears on the side of the vehicle’s seat.

Although Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadian consumers, Peg Perego Canada Inc. acknowledges it has received one report of the motor overheating and melting the surrounding plastic. No injuries were reported.

However, HC is advising consumers to immediately stop children from using the recalled toy vehicles and contact Peg Perego Canada to receive a free replacement circuit board with instructions, including shipping.

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