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Yamaha Motor Corp. Experiencing Troubles with Model Rhino Vehicles

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said yesterday that 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.

Yamaha is actually voluntarily suspending sale of these models immediately until the models are repaired. Therefore, consumers should stop using these “popular recreational vehicles” immediately until the repair completed.

“CPSC staff has investigated more than 50 incidents involving 46 driver and passenger deaths in these two Rhino models. More than two-thirds of the cases involved rollovers and many involved unbelted occupants. 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.”

Since Fall of 2003, about 120,000 of the 450 and 660 model Rhinos have been distributed nationwide.

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.