U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Posts Recall to Its Web Site
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2005 -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today announced the following voluntary recall alert was posted in cooperation with the firm listed below. Recalls can be viewed :HERE
Company Name Product Name Quantity Problem Polaris Polaris About The fuel tank filler neck Industries Snowmobiles 14,000 may develop a crack at Inc., of the base where the filler Medina, neck meets the fuel tank Minn. assembly. This may cause the neck to separate from the fuel tank assembly and allow fuel to escape from the tank, potentially creating a fire hazard.
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.