WASHINGTON, D.C. September 11, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -
Name of product: Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail and Wildcat Trail XT Side by Side
Hazard: Oil can leak from the oil cooler lines, posing a fire hazard.
Consumer Contact: Artic Cat at (800) 279-6851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.articcat.com and click on Consumer Care, then Product Recall and then List of Safety Bulletins for more information.
Units: About 5,600
Description: This recall involves all 2014 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail and Wildcat Trail XT side-by-side utility vehicles with Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) 000001 through 316232. The VIN is located on the frame tube near the driver’s side front wheel. These units were sold in red, green, lime green, team arctic green and mat black. The words “Arctic Cat” and “Wildcat Trail” appear on the sides of these vehicles and on the hood.
Incidents/Injuries: Arctic Cat has received 60 reports of oil leaking and one report of fire. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled side-by-side utility vehicles immediately and contact an Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair.
Sold exclusively at: Arctic Car dealers nationwide from December 2013 through July 2014 for about $11,400 to $12,400.
Manufacturer: Arctic Cat, Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.
Manufactured in: United States
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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