April 3, 2006

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. Recalls Snowmobiles for Projectile Hazard

Name of Product: Ski-Doo® Model Year 2005 and 2006 Mach Z® and Model Year 2006 MX Z Renegade 1000 Snowmobiles

Units: About 3,600

Manufacturer: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), of Quebec, Canada

Hazard: Cracks can appear in the starter ring gears, causing ring gear fragmentation at high speeds. The debris can act as a projectile causing injury or death to riders or bystanders.

Description: The recall involves all models and packages of the Model Years 2005 and 2006 Mach Z and all models and packages of the Model Year 2006 MX Z Renegade 1000 Ski-Doo® Snowmobiles. The Mach Z model was available in black and the MXZ model was available in black or yellow. Model name is located on the side panels.

Sold by: Ski-Doo dealers nationwide from September 2004 through March 2006 for between $9,300 and $11,600.

What to Do: Consumers with recalled snowmobiles are being sent direct notice from BRP. Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact a local Ski-Doo dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can call BRP toll-free at (888) 864-2002 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.ski-doo.com/en-US/About.Us/Recall.Information/