EGL Motors recalled its ACE-branded Youth All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) due to noncompliance with federal safety standards. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) posted recall notices on Jan. 12, 2022, Mar. 24, 2022, and Apr. 27, 2023.
June 26, 2023, Update: The CPSC voted to terminate EGL Motor Inc.’s ATV’s action plan, making it against the law for EGL to import or distribute their products across the U.S. The CPSC terminated EGL Motors’ action plan due to frequent violations of federal safety standards.
CPSC Terminates EGL Motors’ 2017 Action Plan
According to the CPSC, before distributing or importing ATVs in the United States, manufacturers are required to submit an ATV Action Plan and have it approved by the CPSC. These action plans outline federal legal requirements designed for users’ safety and minimize injury and death to younger riders.
The CPSC previously approved EGL Motors’ ATV Action Plan on Oct. 30, 2017. However, the CPSC has issued multiple notices of violations upon EGL Motors due to its failure to comply with its federal ATV requirements. EGL Motors’ reported violations include:
- Failing to ensure ATV adult-permitted speeds are not sold to younger riders
- Failing mandatory ATV safety standards provisions on speed, parking brakes, handlebars, and other requirements
- Failing to submit the results of its dealer monitoring program, which ensures that dealers make proper age recommendations for the ATVs and provide safety materials
“Today’s termination not only protects consumers against EGL’s hazardous practices but also is a warning to other companies that do not take the safety of consumers seriously,” CPSC Chair Alexander Hoehn-Saric said. “I thank CPSC’s staff who have worked tirelessly on this case.”
The Commission voted 3-1 in favor of terminating EGL Motors’ Action Plan.
“I see reports of fatal ATV incidents almost every day,” CPSC Commissioner Richard Trumka said. “The Commission can and must do more to protect riders, especially young kids, from death-by-ATV. I am encouraged by today’s action–the Commissioners who voted to terminate EGL’s Action Plan have shown true commitment to protecting consumers.”
Why are EGL Motors’ ATVs recalled?
According to the CPSC, the ATVs exceed the maximum speed limits for vehicles designed for children ages 10 and up. Children using these vehicles could become seriously injured or killed in a high-speed crash.
Another safety hazard is that the parking brakes could fail when the vehicle is parked on a hill. As a result, the ATV poses a collision hazard causing injury or death.
Which ATV models are affected by the recall?
The EGL Motor ATV recall affects the following model numbers.
- MADIX 110
- MADIX 125
The model numbers are located on the metal plate under the rear body on the left side. The models came in colors orange, red, blue, pink and green, and were marketed towards children ages 10 and older. Models MADIX 125 and D110 were sold for Ages 12+ or Ages 16+.
The CPSC advises consumers to stop using these products.
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