April 25, 2006
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted 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: Arctic Cat Snowmobiles
Units: About 41,000
Manufacturer: Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.
Hazard: The recalled snowmobiles fuel tank could crack and leak, allowing fuel or fuel vapors to escape, posing a fire and burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Arctic Cat has received 217 warranty claims related to two issues surrounding possible fuel leakage from fuel tanks including a crack in the fuel filler neck and leaks at the fuel outlet fitting. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled fuel tanks were installed on all 2004, 2005 and 2006 Firecat and Sabercat models. The recall also includes all 2003 Firecat carbureted models. The affected models were manufactured in a variety of colors and engine sizes, however, all are included in this recall.
Sold at: Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from May 2002 through April 2006 for between $6,500 and $8,500.
Manufactured In: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these snowmobiles immediately unless instructed otherwise. Registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail. If consumers are unsure if their snowmobile is affected, they should call Arctic Cat. Consumers should have the model name and model number available. The model name and model number are displayed on the registration materials you received when you purchased your snowmobile and on your operator's manual. Consumers with a recalled snowmobile should contact their local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or go to the firm's Web sit at www.arctic-cat.com
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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