Polaris Industries and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission jointly announced a recall of certain 2013 Pro-RMK 600 and 800 snowmobiles. About 82 sleds are affected.
Here’s the news release:
POLARIS RECALLS PRO-RMK SNOWMOBILES DUE TO INJURY, DEATH HAZARD
Recall Date: December 13, 2012
Recall Number: 13-071430DEC12
WASHINGTON, DC-- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Snowmobiles
Hazard: The front, lower left shock bolt can fail and cause the operator to lose control of the vehicle. This poses a serious hazard of injury or death.
Consumer Contact: Polaris; toll-free at (888) 704-5290, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.polaris.com, then select Company on the top menu, then select News & Events for more information.
Units: About 82
Description: The recall involves 2013 Polaris Pro-RMK 600 and 800 snowmobiles. The serial number and model number can be found on the right hand side of the tunnel below the seat. “Pro-RMK” is on the lower right and left sides of the hood. The engine size and the letters “ES” or the words “Limited Edition” are on the upper right and left sides of the hood. The numbers “155” or “163” are on rear of the tunnel. “Polaris” appears on the sides of the seat. The snowmobiles come in red, white and black. This recall includes the models listed below:
S13CG6GSA, 600 PRO RMK 155
S13CH8GSA, 800 PRO RMK 163
S13CH8GSL, 800 PRO RMK 163 ES
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or reports have been received.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the vehicles and contact any Polaris snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris has notified registered consumers directly about this recall.
Sold at: Polaris Snowmobile dealers nationwide from August 2012 through October 2012 for between $10,800 and $12,500.
Importer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.
Manufactured in: United States