Yamaha recalls off road vehicles after 46 deaths reported

The AP (4/1, Metzler) reports, “Yamaha Motor Corp. USA recalled about 120,000 off-highway recreational vehicles for repairs Tuesday, after two models were involved in 46 deaths.” The company has recalled “all Rhino 450 and 660 model vehicles…for repairs designed to prevent accidents that resulted in 46 deaths and hundreds of injuries.”

Most of the “incidents were rollovers” and “according to the CPSC many of these involved turns on level ground at relatively slow speeds.”

Bloomberg News (4/1, Fujimura, Burke) reports, “Yamaha will fix 145,000 Rhino 450, 660 and 700 models introduced since 2003 for free,” the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement yesterday.”

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