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: Ski-Doo Snowmobiles
Units: About 400
Importer: BRP U.S. Inc., of Sturtevant, Wis.
Hazard: Under extreme cold and dry weather conditions, an explosion could occur because of sparking in the fuel tank when it is partially filled with gasoline at a low vapor pressure and the engine is left idling. This could cause serious injuries or death.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of explosions, one involving burns to legs, fingers and face.
Description: This recall involves Ski-Doo® model names listed below. Model names are located on the side panel.
Sold at: Ski-Doo dealers nationwide from March 2004 through March 2007 for between $9,000 and $10,000.
Manufactured in: Finland
Remedy: Consumers with recalled snowmobiles are being sent a direct notice from BRP. Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact any Ski-Doo dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair.