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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ski-Doo Snowmobiles Recalled By BRP U.S. Inc. Due To Explosion Hazard.

May 21, 2008
Alert #08-574

BRP U.S. Inc. Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Explosion Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Ski-Doo Snowmobiles

Units: About 400

Importer: BRP U.S. Inc., of Sturtevant, Wis.

Hazard: Under extreme cold and dry weather conditions, an explosion could occur because of sparking in the fuel tank when it is partially filled with gasoline at a low vapor pressure and the engine is left idling. This could cause serious injuries or death.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of explosions, one involving burns to legs, fingers and face.

Description: This recall involves Ski-Doo® model names listed below. Model names are located on the side panel.

Model YearNameColor
2005Expedition TUV 600 H.O. SDIBlack or Seashore
2007Skandic SWT V-800Yellow
2008Skandic SWT V-800Yellow and Black
2008Skandic SUV 600 H.O. SDIYellow and Black

Sold at: Ski-Doo dealers nationwide from March 2004 through March 2007 for between $9,000 and $10,000.

Manufactured in: Finland

Remedy: Consumers with recalled snowmobiles are being sent a direct notice from BRP. Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact any Ski-Doo dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact BRP toll-free at (888) 638-5397 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at