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April 3, 2006


Release # 06-542

The following product safety recall was 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: Ski-Doo® Model Year 2005 and 2006 Mach Z® and Model Year 2006 MX Z Renegade 1000 Snowmobiles

Units: About 3,600

Manufacturer: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), of Quebec, Canada

Hazard: Cracks can appear in the starter ring gears, causing ring gear fragmentation at high speeds. The debris can act as a projectile causing injury or death to riders or bystanders.

Incidents/Injuries: BRP has received six reported incidents of fragmentation. There have been three reported injuries, including a laceration to a rider's foot that required stitches and one rider who suffered a fractured toe.

Description: The recall involves all models and packages of the Model Years 2005 and 2006 Mach Z and all models and packages of the Model Year 2006 MX Z Renegade 1000 Ski-Doo® Snowmobiles. The Mach Z model was available in black and the MXZ model was available in black or yellow. Model name is located on the side panels.

Sold by: Ski-Doo dealers nationwide from September 2004 through March 2006 for between $9,300 and $11,600.

Manufactured In: Canada

What to Do: Consumers with recalled snowmobiles are being sent direct notice from BRP. Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact a local Ski-Doo dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can call BRP toll-free at (888) 638-5397 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at


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