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 430
Importer: BRP U.S. Inc., of Sturtevant, Wis.
Hazard: Friction between the fuel hose and the cylinder head cover can cause the hose to pierce. This can cause fuel to leak out, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of fuel leakage and five additional reports of hose wear. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Description: The recall involves the following Ski-Doo® Models:
2007 and 2008 Expedition TUV V800
2007 and 2008 Skandic SWT V-800
The model names are located on the side panel.
Note: The 2007 and 2008 Skandic SWT V-800 Snowmobiles were previously recalled due to explosion hazard.
Sold at: Ski-Doo dealers nationwide from March 2006 through May 2008 for about $10,000.
Manufactured in: Finland
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact any Ski-Doo dealer to schedule a free repair. Consumers with recalled snowmobiles are being sent a direct notice from BRP.
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 Web site at www.ski-doo.com