CPSC Mulls Standards As Rhino Plaintiffs Seek MDL

Law360, New York (November 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- As the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission considers new standards for Yamaha Motor Corp. USA's Rhino off-road vehicle and other currently unregulated “utility terrain vehicles,” plaintiffs suing over injuries they blame on the Rhino have asked the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to centralize their cases.

The Rhino has caught the attention of the CPSC, a spokeswoman for the commission told Law360 on Thursday.

“We can confirm that the CPSC is investigating the Yamaha Rhino. There have been a number of incidents and that is a...
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