Pro Armor Recalls Latches for Utility Vehicle Doors Due to Ejection and Laceration Hazards

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–February 21, 2012.  The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Latch for Utility Vehicle Door

Units: About 5,200

Importer: LSI Products Inc. dba Pro Armor of Riverside, Cal.

Hazard: The latch pin can disengage from the latch allowing the door to open while the vehicle is moving. This can pose a risk of ejection of an unrestrained rider and impact or laceration hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: Pro Armor has received nine reports of the latch pin disengaging. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The Pro Armor Slam Latches are black metal door latches sold for use in Polaris RZR, Can-Am Commander and Kawasaki Teryx utility vehicles. The latches were sold separately or purchased as an add-on installed on a door that was bought separately.

Sold at: Powersports dealers and online nationwide from January 2011 through November 2011 for about $50.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using vehicles with this latch installed and contact Pro Armor for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Pro Armor at (888) 312-7667 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or via the firm’s website at Pro Armor is contacting its customers directly.

Picture of recalled latches

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on