Polaris Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Loss of Control Hazard

Jul. 01, 2009 By
polaris assault recallThe following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: 2009 Polaris Assault model Snowmobiles

Units: About 800

Importer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Hazard: Bolts on the rear suspension can break causing the rail tip to become dislodged and interfere with the snowmobile’s track. This can cause the track to lock up and the rider to lose control of the snowmobile, posing a risk of injury.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received reports of eight incidents in which the rail tip bolts broke, two of which resulted in the rider being ejected from the snowmobile. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves 2009 Polaris 800 Assault RMK 146 snowmobiles model numbers S09PL8EE and S09PL8ES. “Assault 800” is printed on the snowmobile’s hood. “Polaris” is written on the seat. The model number is located on the right side of the tunnel below the seat. The snowmobiles are red and black.

Sold by: Polaris dealers nationwide from September 2008 through June 2009 for about $10,600.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact any Polaris snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris has notified registered consumers directly about this recall.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Polaris toll-free at (888) 704-5290 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.polarisindustries.com

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

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