CPSC Warns About High Speed Crash Risk with Maxtrade Coolster Youth ATVs
Federal safety officials are warning parents and caregivers to stop allowing their children to operate Maxtrade Coolster Youth ATVs, due to a risk the vehicles may travel at higher speeds and result in serious injuries in a crash.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a warning on April 12, urge consumers to stop using Maxtrade’s Coolster youth all-terrain vehicles, since they fail to comply with mandatory safety standards.
The youth ATV can be operated at speeds which exceed the maximum allowed for vehicles intended for children, which may result in an ATV crash or loss of control with young operators.
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Maxtrade Coolster ATVs are designed for children ages six and older. While the ATVs did demonstrate proper product dimensions, the maximum speed was not limited and not mentioned when sold. This poses and extreme risk of injury or death, especially regarding children age six and slightly older.
The youth models affected by the recall include the ATV-3050-B, which has been sold since 2007 and the ATV-3050-C, which has been sold since 2008. Maxtrade halted sales of the ATVs upon receiving notice from the CPSC about the problems with the design.
The ATVs were sold at dealerships, including ABC Bikes & Toys & Motorcycles, Affordable Excitement, All Star Scooters, ATV Wholesale Outlet, Dallas Power Sports, Dirt Cheap Motorsports, Mooney Motorsports, Mopeds & More, Rebel Racing, Rock City Cycles, Sooner Cycles and Upstate Cycle. They were also sold online at websites including www.Amazon.com, www.Walmart.com, www.Familygocarts.com, www.Youthmotorsports.com, www.Killermotorsports.com, and www.Superiorpowersports.com.
An estimated 58,000 models have been sold since 2016.
The warning is almost identical to one issued in January regarding Luyuan youth ATVs, which also failed to limit the maximum speed. In addition, those ATVs were marketed on Amazon.com to children as young as 12 months of age, and on Walmart.com to children as young as five.
The CPSC says it is communicating with Maxtrade, and that the company claims it is working to provide a remedy to consumers. There has been no mention of a recall at this time, but the CPSC and Maxtrade have both urgently warned consumers to stop using the products, especially if they are being operated by young children, who are at risk of serious injury or death. The CPSC asks consumers to report any incident at www.SaferProducts.gov.
The CPSC will announce if and when an official recall is announced, and when and if remedies for the ATV are provided to owners.
KevinApril 17, 2021 at 10:25 am
I thought this atv went awfully fast
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