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February 8, 2012
Arctic Cat Recalls Snowmobiles Due To Crash Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the Arctic Cat 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
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.
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.
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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