|November 6, 2007
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: Snowmobiles
Units: About 28,000
Manufacturer/Importer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.
Hazard: The fuel tank filler neck can crack and separate allowing fuel or fuel vapors to leak from the fuel tank. This poses a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 1,048 reports of the filler neck cracking or leaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves certain model year 2004-2007 Polaris snowmobiles. The model number and serial number (VIN) identification decal is located on the right side of the tunnel underneath the seat. See the chart of model numbers included in this recall.
Sold by: Polaris dealers nationwide from July 2003 through October 2007 for between $4,100 and $11,600.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact their Polaris snowmobile dealer to schedule a free installation of a new fuel tank assembly. Polaris has directly notified registered consumers who have not already received a repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Polaris at (888) 704-5290 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.polarisindustries.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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