Engine Block and Battery Heaters Used on Polaris Snowmobiles Recalled Due to Shock Hazard

May 13, 2009
Alert #09-743

 

 

Engine Block and Battery Heaters Used on Polaris Snowmobiles Recalled Due to Shock Hazard

 

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.

Name of Product: 2009 Widetrak Snowmobiles and Engine Block and Battery Heaters

Units: About 530

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

Hazard: The insulation of the electrical cord for the engine and battery heaters can fail during cold temperatures, posing an electric shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves model year 2009 Polaris IQ WIDETRAK snowmobiles with the engine block or battery heaters directly installed. Model number S09PU7ES is printed on the right side of the tunnel below the seat. This recall also involves Polaris accessory engine block heaters and battery heaters.

Sold by: Polaris dealers nationwide from January 2008 through January 2009 for between $70 and $80. The WIDETRAK snowmobiles were sold from April 2008 through February 2009 for about $8,400.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the engine block heater or battery heater, and contact any Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris has notified registered consumers directly about this recall.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Polaris at (888) 704-5290 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.polarisindustries.com

Picture of Recalled Widetrak Snowmobile



Picture of Recalled Engine Block and Battery Heater