Yamaha Recall Snowmobiles Due to Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 23, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Yamaha Recall Summary

Name of product: Yamaha SRVenture DX snowmobiles

Hazard: The passenger handgrips can come loose during operation of the snowmobile, increasing the risk that the passenger could lose balance and fall, resulting in severe injury.

Remedy: Repair

Recall date: August 22, 2018

Units: About 120

Consumer Contact: Yamaha at 800-962-7926 anytime or online at www.yamahamotorsports.com and click on the CPSC Recall Alerts tab for more information.

Yamaha Recall Details

Description: This recall involves 2018 model SRVenture DX (SRT1NJ) snowmobiles. The recalled snowmobiles were sold in a gray and blue color and have a vehicle identification number (VIN) between 4UF8MU107JT000101 and 4UF8MU106JT000364. The model name can be found on the left and right sides of the front cowling. The vehicle identification number (VIN) and the model name/code are stamped on the frame (tunnel) near the right foot well of the snowmobile.

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

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold At: Exclusively at Yamaha snowmobile dealers nationwide from October 2017 through June 2018 for about $14,600.

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

Manufactured In: U.S.

Recall number: 18-761

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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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