December 19, 2007
Alert #08-527

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® Model Year 2008 MXZ X 600 RS Snowmobiles

Units: About 480

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

Hazard: A defect in the carburetor can prevent the throttle from freely returning to the idle position. This can result in an unexpected loss of control leading to a collision and cause serious injuries or death.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of snowmobiles with stuck throttles. No injuries reported.

Description: The recall involves Ski-Doo model year 2008 MXZ X 600 RS snowmobiles. The model name is located on the side panels. The snowmobiles were sold in yellow or black/slate.

Sold at: Ski-Doo dealers nationwide during November 2007 for about $9,500.

Manufactured in: Canada

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 direct notices from Bombardier.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Bombardier Recreational Products 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

Picture of Recalled Snowmobile