BRP U.S. Inc. Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Explosion Hazard

May 21, 2008
Alert #08-574
 

BRP U.S. Inc. Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Explosion Hazard

The 2007 and 2008 Skandic SWT V-800 Snowmobiles have also been recalled due to a fire hazard and a laceration hazard from projectiles and another explosion hazard.

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 Snowmobiles

Units: About 400

Importer: BRP U.S. Inc., of Sturtevant, Wis.

Hazard: Under extreme cold and dry weather conditions, an explosion could occur because of sparking in the fuel tank when it is partially filled with gasoline at a low vapor pressure and the engine is left idling. This could cause serious injuries or death.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of explosions, one involving burns to legs, fingers and face.

Description: This recall involves Ski-Doo® model names listed below. Model names are located on the side panel.

Model YearNameColor
2005 Expedition TUV 600 H.O. SDI Black or Seashore
2007 Skandic SWT V-800 Yellow
2008 Skandic SWT V-800 Yellow and Black
2008 Skandic SUV 600 H.O. SDI Yellow and Black

Sold at: Ski-Doo dealers nationwide from March 2004 through March 2007 for between $9,000 and $10,000.

Manufactured in: Finland

Remedy: Consumers with recalled snowmobiles are being sent a direct notice from BRP. Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact any Ski-Doo dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact BRP toll-free 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

Picture of Recalled Snowmobile

Picture of Recalled Snowmobile

Picture of Recalled Snowmobile

Picture of Recalled Snowmobile