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Recall: Utility Vehicle Can Roll Away Unexpectedly


By Naomi Millán Grounds Management

The 2016 Can-Am Defender, Defender DPS, and Defender XT side-by-side off-road vehicles have been recalled because they can roll away when parked. The company has received six reports of vehicles moving while in park, though no injuries have been reported, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall number 17-726.

About 780 vehicles, sold in various colors, are affected by the recall. They were sold at Can-Am dealers nationwide from October 2015 through December 2016. All have two seats and a cargo box on the back. “Can-am” is printed on the side of the cargo box and the model name is printed on the side of the front of the vehicle beside the headlight.

Facility managers affected by this recall are directed to stop using the vehicles immediately and contact BRP, the importer, to schedule repairs. BRP can be reached at 888-272-9222 or online at www.can-am.brp.com.

This Quick Read was submitted by Naomi Millán, senior editor of Building Operating Management magazine, naomi.millan@tradepress.com. Go here for other recent recall notices.

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