Trouble with ATV Recall

Trouble with ATV Recall

This summer, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a warning about ATV’s calling them “defective and dangerous” for children.

In a new release regarding the atv recall, the agency claimed that, “Children are at risk of injury or death due to multiple safety defects with this off-road vehicle.”

Kazuma Meerkat 50 Not Recalled

After the warning by the CPSC, many vehicles were recalled; however, the Kazuma Meerkat 50 was not taken off the market.

This failure to recall the vehicles has many asking, if the vehicles are so dangerous, why did the CPSC allow some to remain on the market?

ATV Recalls Not Widely Publicized

According to reports, the reason that some ATV’s were not recalled is because the CPSC didn’t have enough commissioners to approve the lawsuit and fully enforce a recall.

“The problem with a warning is that it doesn’t get that much attention,” explains Pamela Gilbert, former CPSC executive director. “No one is going to put you on the ‘Today’ show. It’s a very weak remedy.”

ATV Statistics

ATV’s have reportedly been hard for the CPSC to regulate.

Statistics show that about 22 million people in the U.S. ride the vehicles and more than 700 die in ATV accidents annually.

25 percent of those who die in ATV accidents are reportedly under the age of 16, a statistic that provoked the warning last June.

(Source: Washington Post)

Have you or someone you know been harmed in an ATV accident? If so, please contact a personal injury attorney today so you can receive the legal guidance and support that you and your loved ones need. 

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