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.
Name of Product: 2007 Model Year PZ50 Snowmobiles
Units: About 5,700
Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A., of Cypress, Calif.
Hazard: Snow and ice stuck around the steering idler arm can cause a loss of steering ability, posing a risk of injury and death to drivers and passengers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves all model year 2007 PZ50 snowmobiles, including PZ50W (Phazer), PZ50FXW (Phazer FX), PZ50GTW (Phazer GT), PZ50MW (Phazer Mountain Lite), and PZ50VTW (Venture Lite) model snowmobiles.
Sold by: Yamaha dealers nationwide from June 2006 through September 2007 for between $7,000 and $8,000.
Manufactured in: Japan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact an authorized Yamaha snowmobile dealer in their area to schedule a free repair. Registered owners were sent direct mail notification of this recall.
Consumer Contact: For additional information and to locate a Yamaha snowmobile dealer, contact Yamaha at (800) 962-7926, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or visit the firm's Web site at www.yamaha-motor.com