Recalls this week: ATV’s, knife-and-sheath sets
A line of all-terrain vehicles has been recalled because of a steering shaft issue. Other recalled consumer products this week include a knife-and-sheath set from L.L. Bean.
Here’s a more detailed look:
DETAILS: Model year 2017 Can-Am Outlander and Outlander Max all-terrain vehicles equipped with a dynamic power steering and a 450 or 570 engine. The vehicles were sold in various colors. The model name is printed on the side panels of the vehicles. The vehicle identification number is printed on the frame under the seat in the middle and on the frame behind the right front wheel. They were sold at Can-Am dealers from June 2016 through December 2017. More details can be found at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/BRP-Recalls-AllTerrain-Vehicles-Due-to-Crash-Hazard-Recall-Alert .
WHY: The dynamic power steering shaft can break and result in a loss of steering control, posing a crash hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: 13 reports of broken steering shafts worldwide, including two reports in the U.S. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 6,500 in the U.S. and about 2,800 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call BRP at 888-272-9222 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Sunday or visit www.can-am.brp.com and click on “Owner Center” and then “Safety” for more information.
KNIFE WITH SHEATH
DETAILS: The Allagash fixed blade hunting knife with sheath sold at L.L. Bean stores nationwide, L.L. Bean catalogs and online at llbean.com from August 2017 to February 2018. L.L. Bean is embossed on the brown leather sheath and engraved on the top of the knife blade near handle on one side. The recalled knife with sheath has the product identification number 501794 printed on the green box in which the knife is packaged.
WHY: The knife blade can cut through the protective leather sheath, posing a laceration hazard.
INCIDENTS: Three reports of the knife cutting through the leather sheath, resulting in minor cuts to consumers’ hands.
HOW MANY: About 600.
FOR MORE: Call L.L. Bean at 800-555-9717 daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET or visit www.llbean.com and click on “Recall & Safety Info” at the bottom of the page for more information.