|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|November 19, 1987|
|Release # 87-071|
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Polaris Industries, Minneapolis, Minnesota today announced a voluntary recall from consumers of all 1986 Polaris Indy Trail Snowmobiles, Models No. 0860761 and 0860661 and 1986 Polaris Indy 400 Snowmobiles, Model No. 0860759.
The brake caliper bridge bolt nuts may loosen and cause the loss of brakes. Polaris is aware of eight reported instances where the nuts came loose. All resulted in vehicle damage and one resulted in personal injury involving a bruised chest and stomach.
The snowmobiles have been sold since 1985 through approximately 850 U.S. Polaris dealers nationwide. Users are cautioned not to use the snowmobiles until the replacement, locking nuts are installed and torgued to 17ft/lbs.
The retail price of the snowmobiles range from $3499 to $3749. Only the 1986 Polaris Indy Trail, Models No. 0860761 and 0860661 and the 1986 Polaris Indy 400, Model No. 0860759 snowmobiles are affected. The recall involves 9268 snowmobiles.
Consumers should contact their dealer to see if locking nuts 3/8-24 NF have been installed on the brake caliper assembly of their 1986 Indy Trail or 1986 Indy 400 Snowmobile according to Polaris Service Bulletin No. S-86-07. If this change has not been performed, consumers should make arrangements with their dealer for this correction.
To determine if your product is affected by this announcement consumers may call the CPSC toll-free hotline number at 8000638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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