BRP Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard

June 1, 2010
Alert #10-740
 

BRP Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard

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: BRP Ski-Doo® Snowmobiles

Units: About 37

Importer: BRP US Inc., of Sturtevant, Wisconsin

Manufacturer: BRP Finland Oy, Finland

Hazard: Friction between the fuel hose and the electronic control unit can cause the fuel hose to wear and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: BRP has received six reports of fuel leaks, three of which resulted in vehicle fires. One of the incidents involved a rider suffering superficial burns.

Description: This recall involves the Ski-Doo snowmobiles model year 2010 Expedition TUV 1200 and model year 2010 Expedition TUV SE 1200. The model year and name are displayed on each side of the snowmobile and on a decal on the right side of the snowmobile.

Sold at: Ski-Doo dealerships nationwide from March 2009 through April 2010 for between $8,000 and $9,000.

Manufactured in: Finland

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these snowmobiles immediately and contact their local Ski-Doo snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners have been directly notified about this recall by mail.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call BRP at (800) 366-6992 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.brp.com

Picture of recalled snowmobile, model Expedition TUV 1200

Model Year 2010 Expedition TUV 1200

 

Picture of recalled snowmobile, model Expedition TUV SE 1200

Model Year 2010 Expedition TUV SE 1200