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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

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

BRP U.S. Inc. Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Fire 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 430

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

Hazard: Friction between the fuel hose and the cylinder head cover can cause the hose to pierce. This can cause fuel to leak out, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of fuel leakage and five additional reports of hose wear. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: The recall involves the following Ski-Doo® Models:

ModelColor
2007 and 2008 Expedition TUV V800Deep Red/Black
2007 and 2008 Skandic SWT V-800Yellow/Black

The model names are located on the side panel.

Note: The 2007 and 2008 Skandic SWT V-800 Snowmobiles were previously recalled due to explosion hazard.

Sold at: Ski-Doo dealers nationwide from March 2006 through May 2008 for about $10,000.

Manufactured in: Finland

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

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 www.ski-doo.com

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