Note: This recall has been reannounced in April 2010 and Nov. 2011.
|June 17, 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 430 (This recall was first announced in May 2008)
Importer: BRP U.S. Inc., of Sturtevant, Wis.
Hazard: Friction between the fuel hose and the cylinder head cover can cause the hose to pierce. This can cause fuel to leak out, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of fuel leakage and five additional reports of hose wear. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Description: The recall involves the following Ski-Doo® Models:
|2007 and 2008 Expedition TUV V800||Deep Red/Black|
|2007 and 2008 Skandic SWT V-800||Yellow/Black|
The model names are located on the side panel.
Sold at: Ski-Doo dealers nationwide from March 2006 through May 2008 for about $10,000.
Manufactured in: Finland
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact any Ski-Doo dealer to schedule a free repair. Consumers with recalled snowmobiles are being sent a direct notice from BRP.
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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