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CPSC recall affects about 2,900 snowmobiles due to fire hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that about 2,900 snowmobiles are being recalled due to a fire hazard. The snowmobiles can have a fuel leak at the fuel injector, posing a fire hazard.

This recall involves model year 2019 Ski-Doo Backcountry, Freeride, MXZ, Renegade and Summit snowmobiles equipped with an 850 E-TEC engine. The vehicles are sold in a variety of colors. Ski-Doo and the model name are printed on the side panels of the vehicles. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is on the decal located on the right hand side of tunnel. Consumers can contact BRP or an authorized dealer to verify if their VIN number is included in the recall.

The firm has received 17 reports of broken/missing injector bolts, one report of fuel leaks and two reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.

The snowmobiles were sold at Ski-Doo dealers nationwide from June 2018 through July 2019 for between $12,600 and $16,200.

The importer is BRP U.S. Inc., of Sturtevant, Wisconsin. The units were manufactured in Canada.

The following models are included in the recall.

BACKCOUNTRY 850 E-TEC — Black; White/Black

BACKCOUNTRY X 850 E-TEC — Black; White/Black

BACKCOUNTRY XRS 850 E-TEC — Black; White/Black

FREERIDE 850 E-TEC — Blue

MXZ BLIZZARD 850 E-ETC — Black/Yellow

MXZ TNT 850 E-TEC            — White/Black; Black

MXZ X 850 E-TEC — Black; Yellow; Yellow/Silver

MXZ XRS 850 E-TEC — Black; Yellow/Silver

RENEGADE ADRENALINE 850 E-TEC — White

RENEGADE X 850 E-TEC — Black; Red

RENEGADE XRS 850 E-TEC — Orange/Silver

SUMMIT SP 850 E-TEC — Black; Black/Blue

SUMMIT X 850 E-TEC — Black; Black/Blue

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a BRP Snowmobile dealer for a free repair. BRP is contacting all known purchasers directly.

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