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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Important recall

I know a lot of people love riding on ATVs. I have quite a few friends that own one. But if you own a Yamaha Rhino Side by Side, you should be aware of the recent recall on this product. This ATV can be very dangerous causing serious injury.

Yamaha Rhino Rollover has caused injuries in users such as broken legs, arms, and other bones. More serious injuries include trauma to the head and spinal cord. This is nothing to take lightly. Even if you have not had an accident with your Rhino, consider the recall before you ride again.

The reason that the Yamaha Rhino is dangerous is that is has a high roll over rate. This is due to a combination of a narrow wheel base and a higher center of gravity. Doors on the passenger compartment may have corrected this situation, but many models do not come with this option. So when the passenger or driver sticks their legs out to try to balance the vehicle, a crush injury to the leg often occurs.

The message here? If you have this ATV model, do not ride it. It can easily cause injuries and permanent damage to your body.

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