WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 12, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
Name of product: Snowmobiles
Hazard: The fuel tank can crack and fuel can leak into the engine compartment, posing a fire hazard.
Consumer Contact: Arctic Cat at 800-279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at https://www.arcticcat.com/customer-care/,” then “Product Recall” and then “List of Safety Bulletins” for more information.
Units: About 20,700
Description: The recall involves model year 2007, 2008, and 2009 Arctic Cat snowmobiles, including F models, Jaguar and Jaguar Z1 1100 models, Bearcat Z1 XT models, T500 and T570 models, TZ1 and TZ1 Turbo models, and Z1 1100 and Z1 1100 Turbo models. These snowmobiles were produced in a variety of color combinations. “Arctic Cat” is printed on the sides of the vehicle and on the back snow-flap area. The model name is on the side of the vehicle. The model number is printed in the owner’s manual.
Incidents/Injuries: Arctic Cat has received reports of 918 incidents, including 6 reports of fires, with the snowmobiles. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact an Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners have been directly notified about this recall by mail.
Sold At: Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from June 2006 through December 2016 for between $11,500 and $14,300.
Manufacturer(s): Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.
Manufactured In: U.S.
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.
Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission