Polaris To Pay $27.25 Million Penalty for Failure to Fire Hazard to CPSC

Polaris To Pay $27.25 Million Penalty for Failure to Fire Hazard to CPSC

Polaris Industries Inc. will pay a $27.25 million civil penalty to settle charges by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission that Polaris failed to report immediately defects in certain of its recreational off-road vehicles that could cause them to catch fire while being driven. CPSC alleged that, by the time Polaris reported the defect, it had received reports of 150 fires, including one that resulted in the death of a 15-year old passenger; 11 reports of burn injuries; and a fire that consumed ten acres of land.  [4/3/18]

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