April 25, 2006

Arctic Cat Recalls Snowmobiles 

Name of Product: Arctic Cat Snowmobiles

Units: About 41,000

Manufacturer: Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.

Hazard: The recalled snowmobiles fuel tank could crack and leak, allowing fuel or fuel vapors to escape, posing a fire and burn hazard.

Description: The recalled fuel tanks were installed on all 2004, 2005 and 2006 Firecat and Sabercat models. The recall also includes all 2003 Firecat carbureted models. The affected models were manufactured in a variety of colors and engine sizes, however, all are included in this recall.

Sold at: Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from May 2002 through April 2006 for between $6,500 and $8,500.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these snowmobiles immediately unless instructed otherwise. Registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail. If consumers are unsure if their snowmobile is affected, they should call Arctic Cat. Consumers should have the model name and model number available. The model name and model number are displayed on the registration materials you received when you purchased your snowmobile and on your operatorís manual. Consumers with a recalled snowmobile should contact their local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or go to the firmís Web sit at http://www.arctic-cat.com/news/recall.asp