U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Report Highlights Yamaha Rhino Related Injuries

Oct. 15, 2008, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released the 2007 Annual Report of All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)-Related Deaths and Injuries, which compiled ATV-related fatality information available to CPSC staff as of Dec. 31, 2007, and ATV-related injury data for emergency-room-treated injuries occurring through Dec. 31, 2007.

The report comes just months after Yahama reported a nation-wide recall of its Rhino All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Side-by-Side Vehicles due to risk of brake failure. The recall involves model year 2008 Rhino YXR450 and YXR700 Side-by-Side Vehicles.

The recall sets forth in pertinent part that “consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Rhinos and contact any authorized Yamaha Rhino dealer to schedule a free repair.”

Such recall also follows a recent incident involving two-eleven year girls killed in a Rhino roll-over.

If you or someone you know has been harmed as a result of a Yamaha related accident, please contact our law-firm for a free-consultation.