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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2006
Release # 06-521
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.
Product: Certain Model Year 2006 Ski-Doo REV, RT, and RF Snowmobiles
Units: About 10,400
Manufacturer: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., of Valcourt, Quebec.
Hazard: The steering columns on these snowmobiles could have a missing weld, which could allow a steering component to become loose. This could lead to a loss of control or possible collision causing serious injury or even death.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.
Description: The recall involves certain Ski-Doo Model Year 2006 snowmobiles. The platforms involved are the REV, RT, and RF. For a complete list of model numbers and serial numbers affected by this recall please log onto www.ski-doo.com Check the owner's manual for the location of the model number and serial number. Most are located on the tunnel.
Sold by: Ski-Doo dealers nationwide from June 7, 2005 through November 9, 2005 for between $4,000 and $12,300.
What to Do: Registered owners of affected models have been sent direct notice of this recall. Consumers should stop using these snowmobiles immediately and contact a local Ski-Doo dealer to schedule an appointment for repair service.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can call Bombardier Customer Service Department at (888) 638-5397 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 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 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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