Arctic Cat Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard
December 16, 2008
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: Model Year 2009 Arctic Cat Mountain Cat and Crossfire Snowmobiles
Units: About 10,000
Manufacturer: Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.
Hazard: The mounting hardware securing the fuel pump can allow fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Arctic Cat has received four reports of fuel leakage. There have been no reports of personal injury or property damage.
Description: This recall involves all 2009 model Mountain Cat and Crossfire snowmobiles within the Vin number range of 103896 through 118441. The Vin number can be found stamped into the tunnel near the right-side footrest.
Sold by: Authorized Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from June 2008 through November 2008 for between $7,500 and $13,100.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the snowmobile and contact authorized Arctic Cat service dealers to schedule a free repair. All known users have been contacted.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.arcticcat.comSource: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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