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Arctic Cat recalls about 6,000 youth ATV models

Arctic Cat, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has issued a voluntary recall of about 6,000 model year 2008 50cc and 90cc youth ATVs, according to the CPSC.

The cause of the recall is a defective speed controller. It could fail to return to the idle position when the throttle is released or fail to be idle at start up. This might cause loss of vehicle control, resulting in serious injury or death to the rider. No injuries have been reported.

Owners of recalled ATVs should stop using them immediately and contact their local dealer for a free repair. Registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail.

The affected models were sold in Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from July 2007-June 2008 for between $1,800-$2,400.

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