Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–November 19, 2010. 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.
|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