CPSC, Polaris Industries Inc. Announce Recall of Accessory Skis for Snowmobiles

February 12, 2004
Alert #04-535
 

 

CPSC, Polaris Industries Inc. Announce Recall of Accessory Skis for Snowmobiles

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Accessory Skis for Polaris snowmobiles

Units: 1,700

Manufacturer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Hazard: The accessory skis sold for Polaris snowmobiles could break, resulting in injury or death.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled skis are the red composite (nonmetallic) skis and were sold as an accessory item for use on Polaris snowmobiles. The part number is inscribed on the tail of the snowmobile ski. The part numbers of the skis are:

Part Number Affected Part Number Stamped on Ski Replacement Black Ski
(sold individually)
2872291-293
2872291-243
2872291-239
2872291-256
2872492-293 (RMK LH)
2872491-293 (RMK-RH)
1820610-243
1820610-293
5433175
5433175
5433175
5433175
5433260
5433273
5433175
5433175
2872291-070
2872291-070
2872291-070
2872291-070
2872492-070
2872491-070
2872291-070
2872291-070

 

The rear portion of the ski will have the part number stamped on it as indicated in the following diagram:

 Picture of recalled ski accessory

Sold at: Polaris dealerships worldwide from November 2001 through December 15, 2003 for between $78 and $125 per ski.

Manufactured in: U.S.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using their snowmobiles immediately if they have installed red accessory skis and bring the skis or snowmobile to their Polaris dealer for replacement.

Consumer Contact: If consumers are unsure if their snowmobile is affected or have additional questions, contact Polaris at 1-800-Polaris (1-800-765-2747) between 8 a.m. and 12 midnight ET daily or go to the firm's Web site at www.polarisindustries.com. Consumers should have available the part number when they call.

Picture of recalled ski accessory