Arctic Cat Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Impact Hazard

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 6, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire)

Recall Summary

Name of product: Snowmobiles

Hazard: The snowmobile drive clutch can fracture and fragments can escape the snowmobile shielding, posing an impact hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Recall date: June 6, 2017

Units: About 2,700

Consumer Contact: Arctic Cat at 800-279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.arcticcat.com and click on “Customer Care,” then “Product Recall” and then “List of Safety Bulletins” for more information.

Recall Details

Description: This recall involves all model year 2017 Arctic Cat 9000 Turbo snowmobiles and model year 2018 Arctic Cat 6000, 7000, 8000, and 9000 snowmobiles. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is stamped on the right side of the snowmobile tunnel near the right foot rest. The last six digits of the VIN are needed to identify recalled snowmobiles. The recalled 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.

Model Year Model Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
2017 Artic Cat 9000 Turbo All VINs
2018 Artic Cat 6000, 7000, 8000 and 9000 Within range of 100001 through 102133 or 808003 through 808241

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.

Incidents/Injuries: Arctic Cat has received one report of a clutch failure and flying pieces. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from June 2016 through May 2017 for between $13,200 and $16,900.

Manufacturer(s): Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.

Manufactured In: U.S.

Recall number: 17-748

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

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