December 12, 2003CPSC, Arctic Cat Inc. Announce
Recall of Snowmobiles
product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise
Name of Product: Arctic Cat Snowmobiles
Manufacturer: Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.
Hazard: The red plastic skis used on these 2003 model year snowmobiles could
be damaged by UV light exposure. If during off-season storage, the
snowmobile was stored with the skis exposed to sunlight, damage may have
occurred. If UV damage has occurred, the ski may crack or break during use.
If this occurs, it could lead to a loss of control that could result in
severe injury or death.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled red plastic skis (part number 1703-131) were used
on a number of 2003 Arctic Cat Firecat models. All 2003 Arctic Cat Firecat
snowmobiles produced with red plastic skis are included in this recall.
Sold At: Arctic Cat dealerships worldwide from June 2002 through December
2003 for between $6,500 and $8,500.
Manufactured in: Madison, S.D.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these snowmobiles immediately.
Registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail. If consumers
are unsure if their snowmobile is affected, they should call Arctic Cat
toll-free at (800) 279-2281 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through
Friday or go to the firm’s Web site at www.arcticcat.com/snowmobiles.
Consumers should have available the model name and model number of the
snowmobile when they call. The model name and model number are displayed on
the registration materials you received when you purchased your snowmobile,
and on your operator’s manual. Consumers with a recalled snowmobile should
contact their local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule the free repair.