Note: This recall has been reannounced in June 2008, April 2010, and Nov. 2011.
|May 21, 2008
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: Ski-Doo Snowmobiles
Units: About 400
Importer: BRP U.S. Inc., of Sturtevant, Wis.
Hazard: Under extreme cold and dry weather conditions, an explosion could occur because of sparking in the fuel tank when it is partially filled with gasoline at a low vapor pressure and the engine is left idling. This could cause serious injuries or death.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of explosions, one involving burns to legs, fingers and face.
Description: This recall involves Ski-Doo® model names listed below. Model names are located on the side panel.
|2005||Expedition TUV 600 H.O. SDI||Black or Seashore|
|2007||Skandic SWT V-800||Yellow|
|2008||Skandic SWT V-800||Yellow and Black|
|2008||Skandic SUV 600 H.O. SDI||Yellow and Black|
Sold at: Ski-Doo dealers nationwide from March 2004 through March 2007 for between $9,000 and $10,000.
Manufactured in: Finland
Remedy: Consumers with recalled snowmobiles are being sent a direct notice from BRP. Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact any Ski-Doo dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact 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 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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