|October 31, 2007
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Crash and Fire Hazards
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: Ski-Doo Model Year 2008 Snowmobiles
Units: About 2,700
Manufacturer: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), of Quebec, Canada
Hazard: The snowmobiles’ fuel tanks can crack allowing liquid fuel and fuel vapor to leak, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. In addition, a problem with the throttle cable can lead to loss of speed control, posing a crash hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: Ski-Doo Model Year 2008 MXZ Adrenaline 800R, MXZ X 800R, MXZ TNT 500SS, MXZ Trail 500SS, Summit Everest 154 800R snowmobiles are included in this recall. The model name is located on the side panels. They were sold in black/yellow, yellow, or black/slate.
Sold by: Ski-Doo dealers nationwide from August 2007 through October 2007 for between $9,700 and $11,200.
Manufactured in: Canada
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these snowmobiles immediately and contact a local Ski-Doo dealer to schedule a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact BRP at (888) 638-5397 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ski-doo.com
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