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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.

picture of recalled Ratchet Winch