BRP Recalls Can-Am Side-By-Side Vehicles Due to Loss of Steering Control Hazard

Posted: January 14, 2013 in ATV

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 11, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Can-Am® Commander side-by-side off-road vehicles

Units: About 3,400

Manufacturer: BRP Mexico S.A. de C.V., of Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Hazard: Improper assembly of the steering column to the rack and pinion can result in the loss of steering control, posing a risk of serious injury or death to the user, passenger or bystanders.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of loss of steering. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall includes the following serial numbers of 2011 and 2012 Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicles. The model name is printed on the vehicle’s side panel. Models included in the recall are:

Model Year 2011

  • Can-Am Commander 800 and 1000
  • Can-Am Commander XT 800R and 1000
  • Can-Am Commander X 1000

Model Year 2012

  • Can-Am Commander 800 and 1000
  • Can-Am Commander XT 800 and 1000
  • Can-Am Commander X 1000
  • Can-Am Commander Limited 1000

Sold at: Can-Am dealers nationwide from April 2011 through December 2012 for between $11,700 and $21,000.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a BRP dealer to schedule a free repair. BRP has notified registered consumers directly about this recall.

Consumer Contact: BRP toll-free at (888) 638-5397from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.canamoffroad.com and click on “Recall Information” under the Owner Center for more information.

Can-Am Commander

Can-Am Commander

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a significant decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell a recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

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