BRP Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Explosion Hazard

Electrostatic changes can accumulate and spark in the fuel tank when the engine is left idling.

November 19, 2010
Alert #11-709
 

BRP Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Explosion Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted 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.

Products: Ski-Doo® Snowmobiles

Units: About 1,000

Importer: BRP US Inc., of Sturtevant, Wisconsin

Hazard: Electrostatic changes can accumulate and spark in the fuel tank when the engine is left idling, posing an explosion hazard that could result in serious injuries or death.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of explosions, one involving minor burns to face and hands.

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 SUV 600 HO SDI Black
2008 Skandic SWT V-800 Yellow and Black
2009 Skandic SWT V-800 Yellow and Black
2010 Skandic SWT V-800 Yellow and Black

Sold at: Ski-Doo dealers nationwide from March 2004 through March 2010 for between $9,000 and $10,000.

Manufactured in: Finland

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact any Ski-Doo dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Registered owners have been directly notified about this recall by mail. All models already repaired under previous recalls due to laceration hazard from projectiles, fire hazard, or explosion must be repaired again.

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 website at www.ski-doo.com

Picture of Recalled Model 2007 Skandic SWT V-800
Model: 2007 Skandic SWT V-800


Picture of Recalled Model 2008 Skandic SWT V- 800
Model: 2008 Skandic SWT V- 800


Picture of Recalled Model 2005 Expedition TUV 600 H.O. SDI
Model: 2005 Expedition TUV 600 H.O. SDI


Picture of Recalled Model 2008 Skandic SUV 600 HO SDI
Model: 2008 Skandic SUV 600 HO SDI


Pictures for other models are not available.