Tampa, FL 4/02/2009The product liability attorneys at Morgan & Morgan are alerting consumers that on March 31, 2009, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall on all Yamaha Rhino 450 and 660 model vehicles. This recall affects approximately 120,000 off-road recreational vehicles and was issued because of alleged design flaws that make these ATVs unstable and susceptible to rollover accidents!
The Yamaha Rhino ATVs are being recalled due to the fact that accidents involving the 450 and 660 models have resulted in 46 deaths and hundreds of injuries since 2003. Many of these accidents were rollovers that involved turns on level terrain at relatively low speeds.
Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A., is offering a free repair program to address vehicle safety and stability issues that contributed to these ATV accidents. The repairs are designed to reduce the risk of rollover accidents, improve handling, and keep riders’ limbs inside the vehicles. The CPSC recommends that consumers stop using these popular recreational vehicles until the necessary repairs have been completed by a local dealer. In addition, sales of these models have been suspended. Yamaha is also voluntarily implementing the same repair program and suspension of sale for the Rhino 700 model.
For more information about the Yamaha Rhino recall, visit www.Forthepeople.com/yamaha-rhino-recall.htm.