On February 2, 2022, certain Maxtrade’s Youth Coolster Mountopz All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) were recalled. The recall was issued because the ATVs did not comply with the mandatory federal ATV standard for safety. Notably, youth ATVs didn’t abide by the maximum speed limit for these vehicles when they are meant for children. ATVs are sold for minimum ages 6, 10, 12, or teens. Additionally, some of these recalled ATVs have parking brakes that don’t work to stop the ATV from moving, which could result in an accident. If an ATV caused you or your child injury, you should consult the experienced Chicago-based product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group about whether you have a claim. Billions have been recovered in cases with which we’ve been involved.
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The recall concerns Maxtrade’s Coolster Mountopz ATVs, models 3050-B, 3050-C, 3125-B2, 3125-CX-2, 3125-CX-3, 3125-XR8-U2, 3150-CXC, 3150-DX-4, 3175-S2, and 3175-U. They were sold in a range of colors and for a range of children’s ages between January 2007 through January 2021. They cost from $370 – $1,100.
The handlebars of these vehicles were stamped with “Coolster.” As a parent, you can look at the model numbers in the center of the rear axle to figure out whether your child’s vehicle was affected. Around 141,000 ATVs were recalled. Consumers have been told to immediately stop using the recalled ATVs. You can contact Maxtrade for a repair from an authorized repair stop.
Online dealers who sold the recalled vehicles include Amazon and Walmart, as well as www.Familygocarts.com, www.Killermotorsports.com, www.Superiorpowersports.com, and www.Youthmotorsports.com. Other dealers included ABC Bikes & Toys & Motorcycles, Affordable Excitement, All Star Scooters, ATV Wholesale Outlet, Dallas Power Sports, Dirt Cheap Motorsports, Mopeds & More, Mooney Motorsports, Rebel Racing, Rock City Cycles, Sooner Cycles and Upstate Cycle.
Children injured by a defective Maxtrade’s Youth Coolster Mountopz All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) may have a claim for damages. As the parent or guardian of a child who is injured or killed by a defective ATV, you may be able to pursue a lawsuit on his or her behalf. A range of other potential issues are associated with ATVs, as well, including throttle problems, steering issues, instability, defective exhaust systems, and defective seatbelts.
Product liability lawsuits are appropriate to respond to marketing, manufacturing, and design defects. In this case, ATVs that do not meet federal safety standards may have design defects; these are flaws in the specifications by which the ATVs were made. Manufacturing defects, in contrast, tend to be found in only some batches of the manufactured product. Marketing defects are often failures to adequately warn about risks and dangers in using the product.
Third Party Liability
In addition to a product liability claim, some ATV accidents give rise to third party personal injury lawsuits against the drivers of other vehicles. Most of these cases are pursued on the grounds of negligence, which means that a breach of duty caused the injuries and actual damages. Sometimes failures in an ATV, such as defects in how fast it goes, combine with another driver or property owner’s negligence, or a mechanic’s negligence, such that serious injuries or even deaths are sustained.
Consult Experienced Lawyers If You or Your Child Was Injured by an ATV
If you were injured or a loved one was killed due to a defective ATV, you should consult the experienced Chicago-based product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group about the viability of a lawsuit against its manufacturers. We represent plaintiffs across the country. Please complete our online form or give us a call at 312.462.1700.