December 16, 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: Model Year 2009 Arctic Cat Mountain Cat and Crossfire Snowmobiles
Units: About 10,000
Manufacturer: Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.
Hazard: The mounting hardware securing the fuel pump can allow fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Arctic Cat has received four reports of fuel leakage. There have been no reports of personal injury or property damage.
Description: This recall involves all 2009 model Mountain Cat and Crossfire snowmobiles within the Vin number range of 103896 through 118441. The Vin number can be found stamped into the tunnel near the right-side footrest.
Sold by: Authorized Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from June 2008 through November 2008 for between $7,500 and $13,100.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the snowmobile and contact authorized Arctic Cat service dealers to schedule a free repair. All known users have been contacted.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.arcticcat.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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