Recalled products in March of 2021
In the United States, products are recalled when a large quantity of the units produced are deemed dangerous for consumers. Recalls can be issued by the manufacturer of the product or by the government. Once a product is recalled, the manufacturer or government will notify those who purchased the product on what action they need to take. Usually, it is recommended that the consumer throws the product away, returns the product for a replacement, returns the product to be repaired or is offered a refund.
Any item produced for sale to consumers can be recalled but commonly recalled products include:
- Medical supplies
- Mechanical parts
Below are three products that were recalled in March of 2021.
- KTM, Husqvarna and GASGAS Motorcycles
On March 25, 2021, KTM recalled 1,470 units of its KTM, Husqvarna, and GASGAS closed course competition motorcycles due to a crash hazard. The drive chain on the motorcycles can break which poses a crash hazard and could also cause property damage. The recall involves the KTM 250 SX, 250 SX-F, 350 SX-F and 450 SMR; Husqvarna TC 125 and FC 250; and GASGAS MC 125, MC 250F and MC450F. All recalled models are 2021 models. The motorcycles were sold at KTM, Husqvarna and GASGAS Motorcycles authorized dealers nationwide from June 2020 through February 2021. Owners of the recalled motorcycles should immediately stop riding them and contact an authorized dealer to schedule a free repair which includes replacement of the drive chain. KTM, Husqvarna and GASGAS are contacting all purchasers directly. To date, no accidents or injuries have been reported.
- Polaris Ranger Off-Highway Vehicles
on March 25, 2021 Polaris recalled 41,500 units of its Ranger, ProXD, Gravely and Bobcat utility vehicles due to a fire hazard. The drive belt in the vehicles can break during operation and damage the inner clutch cover assembly fuel line which can result in a fuel leak, posing a fire hazard. The recall involves 2020-2021 Ranger 1000 and Ranger Crew 1000, 2020 ProXD 2000G and 4000G, 2020-2021 Ariens/Gravley JSV3200, JSV3400 and JSV6400, 2020 Bobcat UV34 4×4 GAS and UV34 XL GAS and 2021 UV34 4×4 GAS vehicles. The off-highway vehicles were sold at Polaris, Ariens and Bobcat dealers nationwide from September 2018 through December 2020. Owners of the recalled vehicles should stop using them and contact a Polaris, Ariens or Bobcat dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair. To date, three reports of the drivebelt failure resulting in a damaged fuel line, two reports of fire and no injuries have been reported.
- Birdie Belay Devices
On March 24, 2021 Beal Sas recalled 1,400 units of its Beal Birdie Belay Devices due to a risk of injury. The device user can become unable to lower the climber which poses an injury to the climber. The recall involves all units laser-marked with batch year “/19” on the side of the device. The belay devices were sold at REI stores nationwide, rei.com, Moosejaw.com, backcountry.com, at outdoor equipment stores and indoor rock-climbing gyms nationwide from July 2019 to February 2021. Customers should immediately stop using the devices and contact Liberty Mountain for a replacement. To date, three reports of a user being unable to lower a climber have been reported. No injures have been reported.