The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”), in cooperation with BRP US, Inc., announced a voluntary recall of Ski-Doo Model Year 2008 and 2009 snowmobiles. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The CPSC reported that the recall was based upon cracks that can develop in the welded joints of the drive axle assembly of the snowmobile and can result in complete breakage. If this happens the track of the vehicle can unexpectedly lock, causing riders to be ejected off the vehicle or lose control and collide with bystanders, a fixed object or other vehicles. This poses a risk of serious injury or death. As of the date of the recall, BRP received 20 reports of locked tracks, including one report of a broken femur.
Model numbers included in the recall are printed on the side panels of the snowmobiles and are listed below:
Ski-Doo® Model Year 2008
MXZ X 800R PowerTEK; MXZ X 600HO SDI; MXZ Adrenaline 800R PowerTEK; MXZ Adrenaline 600HO SDI; MXZ TNT 500SS; MXZ Trails 500SS; GSX Limited Touring 600HO SDI; GSX Limited 800R PowerTEK; GSX Limited 600HO SDI; GSX Sport 500SS; MXZ Renegade X 800R PowerTEK; MXZ Renegade X 600HO SDI; MXZ Renegade 800R PowerTEK; MXZ Renegade 600HO SDI; Summit X 800R Power TEK; Summit Everest 800R PowerTEK; MXZ X 600RS
Ski-Doo® Model Year 2009
MXZ TNT 600HO E-TEC
Consumers should immediately stop using the vehicles and contact their local Ski-Doo® dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Consumers with recalled snowmobiles are being sent direct notice from BRP. For additional 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 website at www.ski-doo.com.
If you or someone you know has been severely injured, permanently disabled or killed by these snowmobiles or other brand of snowmobiles,contact us to find out how to pursue your legal rights.