WASHINGTON (CPSC) - 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Arctic Cat Snowmobiles
Units: About 19,000 (These models were previously recalled in December 2011)
Manufacturer: Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.
Hazard: The lower steering tie-rod attachment can loosen and cause loss of steering control, posing a crash hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Arctic Cat has received four reports of incidents, including one complete loss of steering control. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves the 2012 model year of the F, XF, and M model snowmobiles.
- F: F800 LXR, F1100 LXR, F800 Sno Pro, F1100 Turbos, F1100 Sno Pro/Limited/50th
- XF: XF800 LXR, XF1100 LXR, XF800 Sno Pro High Country, XF1100 Turbos, XF100 Limited/50th
- M: M800, M1100, M800 Sno Pro, M1100 Sno Pro/Limited/50th, M800 HCR, M1100 Turbos
The model name is located on each side of the hood. The snowmobiles were sold in a variety of these color combinations: black, white and orange, black and orange, black and green and white and green.
Sold at: Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from May 2011 through December 2011 for between $10,500 and $14,500.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these snowmobiles and contact their local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair. Arctic Cat has notified owners of these snowmobiles directly by mail.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.arctic-cat.com .
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