Following reports of 46 deaths and hundreds of injuries — many from rollover accidents — sales of three Rhino off-highway recreational vehicles have been halted until free safety repairs can be made by Yamaha Motor Corp., the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced in late March.
The Rhino vehicles are prone to rollover at low speeds and on level ground, the CPSC stated. The agency cautioned consumers not to use these off-road vehicles until new safety features are installed.
More than two-thirds of the fatalities involved rollovers.
“Of the rollover-related deaths and hundreds of reported injuries, some of which were serious, many appear to involve turns at relatively low speeds and on level terrain,” the CPSC said in a news release.
The repairs affect the 450, 660 and 700 Model Rhino Vehicles. As many as 150,000 of these models have been sold since 2003.
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CPSC Yamaha Rhino ATV / UTV Press Release