BRP recalls snowmobiles due to laceration hazard
Drive pulley bolts can break
Story by Staff, Apr. 30, 2010Email a friend Print Friendly RSS
The recall, which involves Ski-Doo model year 2009-2010 SKANDIC SWT V-800 and model year 2010 GSX 1200, GTX 1200, MXZ 1200, and Renegade 1200 snowmobiles, was issued because the drive pulley bolts on the sleds can break due to oil contamination during the assembly process. This can cause debris to come off the units and act as projectiles, posing a laceration hazard.
BRP has received three reports of projectiles flying off of the snowmobiles, including one report of a minor foot injury.
The affected snowmobiles were manufactured in Canada and Finland and sold at Ski-Doo dealerships nationwide from July 2008 through February 2010 for between $8,000 and $9,000.
Consumers should stop using these snowmobiles immediately and contact their local Ski-Doo snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. All known owners of the recalled snowmobiles have been directly notified about this recall by mail.