What's the Problem?
This recall affects Huffy Torex 24-volt ride-on toy UTVs (model number 17249), according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) .
"Huffy has received 36 reports of incidents," CPSC said. "No injuries have been reported."
Affected UTVs measure 53 inches long, 43 inches wide, and 27 inches tall when assembled. They are black with red trim, and “Torex” labels are on the front and side of the ride-on toy.
The recalled toy UTVs were manufactured between June 2019 and November 2019 with date codes: 16919, 17119, 18019, 19019, 20019, 20219, 20519, 24819, 24919, 25019, 25219, 25319, 25419, 32219, 32319, and 33719. They were sold at Walmart stores nationwide and online from August 2019 through September 2020 for about $500.
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Why ATVs are Unsafe for Children
Between 1985 and 2015, ATV crashes killed over 3,000 children under the age of 16. Nearly 1 million more were admitted to a hospital ER following an ATV crash. In fact, approximately 4 children are seen in an emergency department every hour of the day for an ATV-related injury in the U.S.
With technological advances, ATVs are becoming bigger and faster; however, while this increases the vehicles' "thrill factor," it also increases the risk of more severe injuries.
The most common types of ATV injuries include bumps, bruises, cuts, dislocations, and fractures. But more severe injuries are also possible. An ATV rollover can cause chest, abdomen, head, and spine injuries. Concussions and other serious head injuries are common in ATV accidents, particularly if the rider is not wearing a helmet.
More than half of ATV deaths occur on paved and unpaved public roadways. Despite their name, ATVs are not safe on all terrains. They have a high center of gravity, a narrow track, and off-road tires that can unevenly grab paved or gravel road surfaces.
If you purchased an ATV that is affected by this recall, you should take it away from children and contact Huffy for a free replacement controller.
This recall began on December 2, 2020.
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Do I Have a Torex ATV Lawsuit?
The Products Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Torex ATV Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If your child or other loved one was harmed by a recalled ATV, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.