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The CPSC Continues to Investigate the Yamaha Rhino after some 30 deaths

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A couple days ago, Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. of Cypress, California announced a free repair program to address safety issues with all Rhino 450, 660, and 700 model off-highway recreational vehicles.

This is happening because the US has been keeping a spotlight on Yamaha Rhino. Federal safety regulators are investigating the vehicles after receiving reports of around 30 deaths involving the vehicle including the death of two young girls last month.

Yamaha actually faces more than 200 lawsuits in state and federal courts where it is alleged that Rhino’s design is unsafe.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said “its investigation of this type of vehicle, which it calls a utility terrain vehicle, or UTV, was prompted by various factors including the number of accident reports and the lawsuits.”

The CPSC also said that there are no regulatory standards for the new breed of off-road vehicles. “They aren’t subject to ATV safety standards because of design differences such as having a steering wheel, in contrast to the ATVs’ handlebars.”

Please see our past blogs on the Dangers of the Yamaha Rhino: Ellie’s Mission Page & the Dangers of Yamaha Rhino 660; Yamaha Motor Corp. Experiencing Troubles with Model Rhino Vehicles; Yamaha Rhino 660 ATV Causes Serious Risk Of Injury And Death For Riders; and Yamaha Rhino 660 ATV Causes Serious Risk Of Injury And Death For Riders.

If you or a loved one have questions about the Yamaha Rhino 660 or other similar ATV give our Yamaha Rhino Lawyers a call to find out more about your rights and situation. Our Georgia law firm, Childers & Schlueter L.L.P. has filed dozens of these cases already and continues to investigate them.