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 18,000
Manufacturer: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., of Valcourt, Canada
Distributor: BRP US Inc., of Sturtevant, Wisconsin
Hazard: Cracks can develop in the welded joints of the drive axle assembly of the snowmobile and can result in complete breakage. If this happens the track of the vehicle can unexpectedly lock, causing riders to be ejected off the vehicle or lose control and collide with bystanders, a fixed object or other vehicles. This poses a risk of serious injury or death.
Incidents/Injuries: BRP has received 20 reports of locked tracks, including one report of a broken femur and reports of minor injuries such as bruises.
Description: This recall involves Ski-Doo® Model Year 2008 and 2009 snowmobiles. Models included in the recall are listed below. Model numbers are printed on the side panels of the snowmobiles.
Ski-Doo® Model Year 2008
Ski-Doo® Model Year 2009
Sold by: Ski-Doo® dealers nationwide from June 2007 through September 2008 for between $7,000 and $12,500.
Manufactured in: Canada
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the vehicles and contact their local Ski-Doo® dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Consumers with recalled snowmobiles are being sent direct notice from BRP.