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Polaris Recalls Pro-RMK Snowmobiles Due to Injury, Death Hazard

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  • Category: Recalls

Washington, DC--(ENEWSPF)--December 18, 2012. 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.

Name of Product: Snowmobiles

Units: About 82

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

Hazard: The bolt attaching the front, lower left shock can fail and cause the operator to lose control of the vehicle. This poses a serious hazard of injury or death.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or reports have been received.

Description: The recall involves 2013 Polaris Pro-RMK 600 and 800 snowmobiles. The snowmobiles come in red, white and black. "Pro-RMK" is on the lower right and left sides of the hood. The engine size and the letters "ES" or the words "Limited Edition" are on the upper right and left sides of the hood. The numbers "155" or "163" are on the rear of the tunnel. "Polaris" appears on the sides of the seat. The model number and serial number can be found on the right hand side of the tunnel below the seat. This recall includes the models listed below:

Model NameModel Number
600 PRO RMK 155 S13CG6GSA
800 PRO RMK 163 S13CH8GSA
800 PRO RMK 163 ES S13CH8GSL

Sold at: Polaris Snowmobile dealers nationwide from August 2012 through October 2012 for between $10,800 and $12,500.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the vehicles and contact any Polaris snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris has notified registered consumers directly about this recall.

Consumer Contact: Polaris; toll-free at (888) 704-5290, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.polaris.com, then select "Company" on the top menu, then select News & Events for more information.

600 PRO RMK 155

600 PRO RMK 155

800 PRO RMK 163 and 163 ES

800 PRO RMK 163 and 163 ES

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

Source: cpsc.gov

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