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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 6, 2004
Release # 04-561
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily 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: Ratchet Winch Kits
Units: About 45
Manufacturer: JSF Manufacturing Inc., of Hazelnut, Ga.
Hazard: When the ratchet winch, or hook, is under tension, it can detach and be projected, posing a risk of serious injury or death to user or bystander.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The ratchet winch kit was sold as an accessory for the Elite model snowmobile and is used as a tow line if the snowmobile is immobilized. The ratchet kit is made of black metal and has a metal wheel with about a 5-inch diameter attached to a metal arm that measures about 9-inches in length.
Sold by: Ski-Doo dealers nationwide between July 2003 and March 2004 for about $82.
Manufactured In: U.S.
Remedy: Return the ratchet winch kit to your Ski-Doo dealer for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bombardier Recreational Products at (888) 638-5397 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
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