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Arctic Cat snowmobiles recalled due to handgrip hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Textron Specialized Vehicles is recalling certain Arctic Cat snowmobiles. The handgrip can break, posing an injury hazard to the rider.

The recall, affecting about 255 units, involves all model year 2018 Pantera models including the Pantera 3000s, Pantera 6000s, and Pantera 7000s. It also involves 2019 Pantera 3000, 6000 and 7000 model snowmobiles within the VIN range of 100529 through 100848. The snowmobiles have “PANTERA,” “ARCTIC CAT” and the model number printed on each side of the engine cowling. The snowmobiles were sold in a variety of colors. The VIN on 2019 snowmobiles is located on the side of the tunnel near the right footrest area.

Certain 2018 and 2019 Arctic Cat Pantera snowmobiles have been recalled by the CPSC.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact Arctic Cat to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat is contacting all known purchasers directly.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The snowmobiles were sold at Arctic Cat and Textron Off-Road dealers nationwide from July 2017 through May 2018 for between $10,500 and $15,500.

The manufacturer is Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn., a subsidiary of Textron Specialized Vehicles, of Augusta, Ga.

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