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CPSC Recall- Arctic Cat Snowmobiles

Posted by Jane Akre
Friday, February 26, 2010 12:00 PM EST
Category: On The Road
Tags: Snow Mobiles, Arctic Cat, CPSC, Recall, Fire

Arctic Cat Recall of a snowmobile because of a leaking fuel tank and the potential for fires.

Fire Danger

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  • Arctic Cat Web site
  • Arctic Cat Hot Line - (800) 279-6851 between 8am and 5pm CT

IMAGE SOURCE: CPSC Web site

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a voluntary recall of the Arctic Cat snowmobiles due to a potential fire hazard.

Arctic Cat Inc. of Thief River Falls, Minnesota, has agreed to recall 1,300 snowmobiles because they leak fuel from the fuel pump at the fuel tank mounting screws, which presents a fire hazard to riders and owners.

So far, no injuries have been reported even though the company has received two reports of snowmobiles that leak fuel.

This recall includes the 2010 Arctic Cat 500 Sno Pro models. Look for the model name and number on the engine cowling and side of the seat. The recalled items snowmobiles sold nationwide at dealers from October 2009 to February 2010. They cost from $7,800 to $8,200.

If you own one of these snowmobiles, or know someone who does, you are advised to discontinue their use and contact the dealer to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat can be reached at (800) 279-6851 between 8am and 5pm CT.

You can also visit their Web site at www.arctic-cat.com.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recall, issued February 23, can be found on the agency’s Web site, which includes a picture of the model listed in the recall, the Sno Pro 500.

The CPSC works cooperatively with companies urging them to conduct voluntary recalls when reports come in because it saves the agency the time it would take to litigate. #


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