Thursday, March 31, 2011

SUNL ATVS shut down by CPSC

 I know SUNL did a horrible job, but even worse are the stores that carried the product knowing they had no warranty support and buying solely based on price.

You would be better off spending a few hundred more buying a CPI or an ETON ATV that having purchased something from Roketa or SunL but stores and consumers hardly listen. This was just posted at

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has terminated the ATV Action Plan for SunL Group, Inc., of Irving, Texas, making it illegal for dealers to import or distribute the company’s ATVs.
SunL Group was an importer and distributor of gas and electric scooters, dirt bikes, ATVs and go-karts. The company won approval for its ATV Action Plan Aug. 7, 2009.
CPSC staff recently received information that company was no longer in operation and could not fulfill the terms of its ATV Action Plan. The company can no longer provide a remedy as part of its 2008 recall of SunL Group SLA90 Youth ATVs. The commission terminated the Action Plan yesterday, according to a CPSC press release.
An ATV Action Plan is an agreement between CPSC and an ATV manufacturer, importer or distributor that describes actions that a company must carry out to promote ATV safety, including rider training and dissemination of safety information. An Action Plan also includes age recommendations and policies governing marketing, the sale of ATVs, and the monitoring of such sales. It is unlawful for an ATV manufacturer or distributor to import into or distribute any new assembled or unassembled ATV, unless the ATV is subject to a commission-approved ATV action plan.
CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the SunL Group SL A90 Youth ATV, which CPSC says lacks front brakes, a manual fuel shut-off, padding to cover the sharp edges on the handlebar assembly, and is sold without a tire pressure gauge or adequate flag pole bracket.
Consumers who own other models of SunL ATVs should determine if the safety components identified here are present on their models before using the ATVs.
CPSC is still taking incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product.

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