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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 www.ski-doo.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has 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.
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