Polaris Recalls 13,000 Youth Quad Bikes Due to Asbestos Contamination | Latest
The discovery of asbestos in select parts used on models throughout the Polaris youth quadbike range has triggered a recall involving 13,000 bikes.
Product Safety Australia today issued the Polaris Recall that applies to select Polaris youth quadbikes sold after December 31 2003.
Polaris youth quad bikes sold after 31 December 2003:
Phoenix 200 – front and rear brakes
Outlaw 50 – front & rear brakes and heat shield washer
Sawtooth 200 – rear brakes only
Ace 150 – gaskets only
Certain parts for the above vehicles:
Front brake shoe 0450422
Rear brake shoe 0450434
Front brake pad 0454664
Heat shield washer 0453861
Rear brake shoe 0452705
Polaris Ace 150
Polaris Outlaw 90
Polaris Outlaw 110
Polaris Sawtooth 200
Polaris Scrambler 50
Polaris Predator 90
Polaris Sportsman 90
Polaris Predator 50
Polaris Sportsman 110
Polaris Scrambler 90
Polaris Phoenix 200
Polaris Outlaw 50
What are the defects?
Certain parts in the affected quad bikes (and some of these parts sold as spare parts) may contain asbestos.
The importation of asbestos or goods containing asbestos into Australia has been prohibited under the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 since 31 December 2003.
What are the hazards?
Available information indicates that these quad bikes do not pose a measurable health risk through normal use.
Consumers should not perform any maintenance, repairs or modifications on these quad bikes that may contact or disturb the bike parts that may contain asbestos – brake parts, gaskets and heat shield washers, depending on the vehicle.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should not perform any maintenance or repairs on these quad bikes that involves contacting or disturbing any potentially affected parts, as outlined in the ‘Product Description’ section above.
Owners will be contacted about the recall by a letter from their Polaris-registered address.
Owners of vehicles other than the Ace 150 should contact their nearest authorised Polaris dealer to make an appointment to have any parts that potentially contain asbestos replaced with parts that do not contain asbestos, free of charge.
Ace 150 vehicles will be repaired free of charge when normal in-service replacement of gaskets is required.
Further information is available by phoning the Polaris Customer Service Department on 1800 982 593 or visiting www.polarisindustries.com.au.
Your nearest Polaris dealer can be located using the search tool available at https://www.polaris.com/en-au/atv-ranger-rzr/dealer-locator.