FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2004
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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: Accessory Skis for Polaris snowmobiles
Manufacturer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.
Hazard: The accessory skis sold for Polaris snowmobiles could break, resulting in injury or death.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled skis are the red composite (nonmetallic) skis and were sold as an accessory item for use on Polaris snowmobiles. The part number is inscribed on the tail of the snowmobile ski. The part numbers of the skis are:
|Part Number Affected||Part Number Stamped on Ski||Replacement Black Ski
2872492-293 (RMK LH)
Sold at: Polaris dealerships worldwide from November 2001 through December 15, 2003 for between $78 and $125 per ski.
Manufactured in: U.S.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using their snowmobiles immediately if they have installed red accessory skis and bring the skis or snowmobile to their Polaris dealer for replacement.
Consumer Contact: If consumers are unsure if their snowmobile is affected or have additional questions, contact Polaris at 1-800-Polaris (1-800-765-2747) between 8 a.m. and 12 midnight ET daily or go to the firm's Web site at www.polarisindustries.com. Consumers should have available the part number when they call.
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.
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