Polaris Industries LP Modification Program On 1990-1992 Models Of Snowmobiles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

November 30, 1992

(301) 504-7908

Release # 93-023

 

Polaris Industries LP Modification Program On 1990-1992 Models Of Snowmobiles

PRODUCT: Polaris Industries LP snowmobiles - certain 1990, 1991, and 1992 models.

PROBLEM: If the parking brake lever is left engaged during use, the brakes could overheat. This presents a possible fire hazard.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers with affected models should return the snowmobile to Polaris authorized dealers for removal of the parking brake lever. For more information call 1-800-342-3764.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Polaris Industries LP, Minneapolis, MN, is voluntarily notifying owners of its 1990 - 1992 model snowmobiles of reported problems with operation of the parking brake. The snowmobile's parking brake, if left engaged during use, may cause overheating and possible fire. These snowmobiles can present a serious risk of injury to the rider due to fire, as well as major property damage to the machine.

Polaris Industries LP has received 206 reports of fires to users' snowmobiles. No injuries are reported but the fires occurred when the snowmobiles were being ridden. The 1990, 1991, and 1992 model snowmobiles were sold nationwide and in Canada from April 1989 to the present by Polaris dealers. All Polaris 1990, 1991, and 1992 models with hydraulic brakes are involved.

Consumers should take their machines to a Polaris authorized dealers for removal of the parking brake lever if they do not need or use the park brake. Consumers who need more information can call Polaris Industries LP toll-free at 1-800-342-3764. Polaris Industries LP will modify affected products free of charge and supply a free warning label to attach to the snowmobile dashboard.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this modification program as a part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The Commission's objective is to reduce the estimated 28.5 million injuries and 21,600 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The brand names and model numbers of the snowmobiles affected by the modification program follows.

YEAR & MODEL

MODEL NUMBERS

1990 WideTrak

0902064

1990 Indy Sport GT

0902433

1990 Indy Trail SuperTrak

0900161

1990 Indy Sports

0900433

1990 Indy Trail

0900761

1990 Indy Trail Deluxe

0900262

1990 Indy 400

0900759

1990 Indy 500

0900764

1990 Indy 500 SP

0900664

1990 Indy 500 SKS

0900564

1990 Indy 500 Classic

0900865

1990 Indy 650

0900758

1990 Indy 650 SKS

0900558

1990 Indy 650 RXL

0900768

1991 Indy Sport

0910443

1991 Indy Sport GT

0912443

1991 Indy Trail

0910761

1991 Indy Trail Deluxe

0910262

1991 Indy 400

0910759

1991 Indy 500

0910764

1991 Indy Trail SuperTrak

0910161

1991 Indy 500 SP

0910664

1991 Indy 500 SKS

0910564

1992 500 EFI (Pilot)

X920674

1991 Indy 400 XC

0911759

1991 Indy 500 Classis

0910865

1991 Indy WideTrak

0912064

1991 Indy 650

0910758

1991 Indy 650 RXL

0910768

1991 Indy 650 RXL SKS

0910568

1992 Indy Sport

0920443

1992 Indy Sport GT

0922443

1992 Indy Trail

0920761

1992 Indy Trail Deluxe

0920262

1992 Indy 440

0920760

1992 Indy 440 XCR

0921760

1992 Indy 500

0920764

1992 Indy 500 SP EFI

0920674

1992 Indy 500 SKS EFI

0920574

1992 Indy Classic

0920865

1992 Indy 650

0920758

1992 Indy RXL

0920768

1992 Indy 650 RXL SKS

0920568

1992 XLT

0920767