September 26, 2008
Ski-Doo® Snowmobiles Recalled by BRP US Inc. Due to Drive Axle Failure; Riders Can Be Thrown From Snowmobile
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), BRP US Inc., of Sturtevant, Wisconsin, is voluntarily recalling about 18,000 Ski-Doo Snowmobiles. Cracks can develop in the welded joints of the drive axle assembly of the snowmobile and can result in complete breakage. If this happens the track of the vehicle can unexpectedly lock, causing riders to be ejected off the vehicle or lose control and collide with bystanders, a fixed object or other vehicles. This poses a risk of serious injury or death.