CPSC Posts Recalls to Its Web Site


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WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that the following voluntary recall alert was posted in cooperation with the manufacturer of the product listed below. Recalls can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/.

  

  Company Name    Product Name      Quantity   Hazard

  Polaris         "Predator 500"    18,500     The front brake lines
  Industries      all-terrain                  can crack and leak brake
  Inc., of        vehicles                     fluid, possibly
  Medina, Minn.                                resulting in loss of
                                               braking capability.
                                               This could result in
                                               severe injury or death.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products -- such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals -- contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/.

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