More than 19,000 ATVs have been recalled because of a fire hazard that can burn riders.
A recall was issued Tuesday for all model year 2015 and 2016 Polaris Sportsman 850 and 1000 model all-terrain vehicles.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the right side panel heat shield can melt, posing burn and fire hazards to riders.
In addition, in 2015 Sportsman 1000 ATVs, the exhaust springs can stretch and damage the exhaust seal, which can result in exhaust leaks and pose burn and fire hazards.
"Polaris" is printed on the front grill and "Sportsman 850" or "Sportsman 1000" is printed on the side of the steering column. The ATVs were sold in several colors. The model number is located on the fuel tank cover. The following models are included in the recall:
Polaris has received at least 793 incidents, including reports of warped, melted or burned side panels, 47 fires and four minor burn injuries.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly.
The ATVs were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from May 2014 through March 2017 for between $8,500 and $15,000.
Consumers can call Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.polaris.com.
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