Due to laceration hazard from projectiles, BRP voluntarily recalled about 1,500 snowmobiles, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
In cooperation with the CPSC, BRP recalled the sleds because the drive pulley bolts on the snowmobiles can break due to oil contamination during the assembly process. This can cause debris to come off the vehicle and act as projectiles, posing a laceration hazard to riders or bystanders, stated the CPSC.
BRP has received three reports of projectiles flying off of the snowmobiles, including one report of a minor foot injury.
The recall involves Ski-Doo MY 2009-‘10 SKANDIC SWT V-800 and MY 2010 GSX 1200, GTX 1200, MXZ 1200, and Renegade 1200.
The sleds were sold at Ski-Doo dealerships nationwide from July 2008-February for $8,000-$9,000. They were manufactured in Canada and Finland.