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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2004
Release # 05-501
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Ski-Doo® 2004 MX Z (E) 800 HO and GSX LTD (E) 800 HO snowmobiles.
Units: About 1,613
Manufacturer/Importer: Bombardier Inc., Quebec, Canada.
Hazard: The starter ring gear may crack, causing fragmentation and debris, which may act as a projectile at high speeds. A projectile could cause serious injury or death.
Incidents/Injuries: BRP has received one report of debris from the ring gear, causing a minor injury to the driver's hand.
Description: BRP snowmobiles come in black, blue, gray, white, and yellow. Recalled models are listed below in this table:
|YEAR||MODEL||MODEL NUMBER||SERIAL NUMBER
|2004||MX Z 800 HO||2806/2807/2808/2809/2810/2811/2832/2833/
|GSX Ltd 800 HO||2885/2886/2887/2888|
Sold at: Ski-Doo dealers nationwide between August 2003 and August 2004 for about $8,500 to $9,800.
Manufactured In: Canada
Remedy: Owners of affected units will be notified directly. Consumers should contact an authorized Ski-Doo dealer to schedule an appointment for repair, free of charge.
Consumer Contact: Contact Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. at (888) 638-6397 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET.
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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