July 6, 2004           


Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. Announces Recall of Ratchet Winch Kits, Sold as Accessory for Snowmobiles


Name of Product: Ratchet Winch Kits


Units: About 45


Manufacturer: JSF Manufacturing Inc., of Hazelnut, Ga.


Hazard: When the ratchet winch, or hook, is under tension, it can detach and be projected, posing a risk of serious injury or death to user or bystander.


Description: The ratchet winch kit was sold as an accessory for the Elite model snowmobile and is used as a tow line if the snowmobile is immobilized. The ratchet kit is made of black metal and has a metal wheel with about a 5-inch diameter attached to a metal arm that measures about 9-inches in length.


Sold by: Ski-Doo dealers nationwide between July 2003 and March 2004 for about $82.


Manufactured In: U.S.


Remedy: Return the ratchet winch kit to your Ski-Doo dealer for a refund.


Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bombardier Recreational Products at (888) 864-2002 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.