MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Polaris Industries is recalling up to 35,000 all-terrain vehicles in Australia, Europe and New Zealand because they may have violated bans on asbestos use in those countries.
Polaris announced the recall in Australia of a dozen different ATV models sold since Dec. 31, 2003 on Monday. The details of recalls in New Zealand and Europe are still being finalized.
Polaris spokesman James Fuller says a supplier inadvertently provided parts with asbestos to the company. A firm Polaris hired tested the parts and determined they didn’t represent a health risk.
No recalls are expected in the United States and Canada because those countries don’t ban asbestos in brake pads and other parts.
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Polaris is based in Minneapolis and makes ATVs, snowmobiles and the three-wheeled Slingshot roadster.