Gates Recalls ATV and UTV Clutches Due to Laceration and Injury Hazards

The firm has received three reports of the clutch breaking, including one report of a laceration to the rider

Gates Recalls ATV and UTV Clutches Due to Laceration and Injury Hazards
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November 16, 2016

Gates has issued a recall of approximately 500 ATV and UTV clutches due to the clutch potentially breaking during operation of the vehicle and resulting in fragmentation and forcefully eject parts, posing laceration or impact injury hazards to the operator.

This recall involves two models of the G-Force CVT clutches that are aftermarket metallic, cylinder-shaped replacement clutch assemblies for use in all-terrain-vehicles and utility task vehicles. The part number, G-FORCE, and the Gates logo are printed on the round top of the clutch. The UPC, part number, and internal product number are printed on the packaging.

To view the UPC, part, and internal product numbers of the recalled products, click here.

To date, the firm has received three reports of the clutch breaking during operation of an ATV, including one report of a laceration to the rider.

Consumers should immediately stop using vehicles with the recalled clutches and contact Gates for instructions on receiving a full refund plus an additional $300 to cover disassembly and reinstallation costs upon return of the recalled clutches to Gates. In addition, Gates will also ship a G-Force Belt at no cost to consumers who return the recalled clutches to Gates. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.

The recalled products were sold at 3P Off Road of Tomball, Texas; Carolina Custom ATV of Apex, North Carolina; Sawgie Bottom Outdoor Powersports of Leesville, Louisiana; and Tuner Solutions of Deville, Louisiana; from March 2016 through September 2016 for between $900 and $1,000.

Consumers with any additional questions or concerns about this recall can contact Gates at (800) 766-9504.