Yamaha Recalls SRViper Snowmobiles Due to Injury, Death Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 2, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL SUMMERY

Name of product: Yamaha SRViper snowmobiles

Hazard: The brake line and its components can come in contact with the clutch causing the brakes to fail, posing a risk of injury or death.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Yamaha at (800) 962-7926 anytime or online at www.yamahamotorsports.com and click on “CPSC Alerts” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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RECALL DETAILS

Units: About 200

Description: This recall involves the 2015 SRViper L-TX (Model name SR10LSFO) and the 2015 SRViper M-TX 162 LE (Model name SR10M62LFO) snowmobiles. The recalled snowmobiles are blue and orange. The model name is on the left and right side of the fuel tank cowling. SRViper and Yamaha are printed on the side of the snowmobiles. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is stamped on the frame (tunnel) near the right foot well. The letter F in the 10th position of the VIN indicates that the unit was made in the 2015 model year.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact their local Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair. Yamaha is contacting all registered owners directly.

Sold at: Yamaha snowmobile dealers nationwide from February 2015 through April 2015 for between $13,000 and $14,100.

Manufacturer(s): Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., of Cypress, Calif.

Manufactured in: United States

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help 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 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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