BRP Recalls 10,200 Ski-Doo Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 8, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

RECALL SUMMARY

Name of product: Ski-Doo® snowmobiles

Hazard: The fuel pump inlet fitting can come into contact with the oil tank and break, leading to a fuel to leak, which poses a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact: BRP toll-free at (888) 638-5397 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or online at www.ski-doo.com and click on “recall information” under the owner center for more information.

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RECALL DETAILS

Units: About 10,200

Description: The snowmobile has the model name printed on the vehicle’s side panel. The 2013 models included in the recall are:

Name Engine Type
Freeride™ 800R E-TEC
Grand Touring LE 600HO E-TEC
GSX® LE 600HO E-TEC
GSX® SE 600HO E-TEC
GSX® SE 800R E-TEC
MX Z® TNT® 600HO E-TEC
MX Z® TNT® 800R E-TEC
MX Z® X® 800R E-TEC
MX Z® X® 600HO E-TEC
MX Z® X-RS® 800R E-TEC
MX Z® X-RS® 600HO E-TEC
Renegade® Adrenaline 800R E-TEC
Renegade® Adrenaline 600HO E-TEC
Renegade® Backcountry™ 800R E-TEC
Renegade® Backcountry™ 600HO E-TEC
Renegade® Backcountry™ X® 800R E-TEC
Renegade® Backcountry™ X® 600HO E-TEC
Renegade® X® 800R E-TEC
Renegade® X® 600HO E-TEC
Skandic® Tundra® Xtreme 600HO E-TEC
Summit® SP 800R E-TEC
Summit® SP 600HO E-TEC
Summit® X® 800R E-TEC

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a BRP dealer to schedule a free repair.  BRP has notified registered consumers directly about this recall.

Sold at: Ski-Doo dealers nationwide from March 2012 through January 2013 from about $8000 to $12,000.

Manufacturer: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., of Valcourt, Canada

Manufactured in: Canada

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to http://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/Subscribe/.

 

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