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Recalled Snowmobiles Could Explode

As snow piles on the mountains surrounding Seattle, people are ready to hit the slopes, but those who enjoy cruising the snow on a Ski-Doo snowmobile will want to be sure they aren’t riding on one recently recalled because it could explode.

About 1,000 Ski-Doo Snowmobiles were recalled Thursday because the vehicles have the potential to explode, posing a risk of serious injury or death to the consumer, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported.

“Electrostatic changes can accumulate and spark in the fuel tank when the engine is left idling, posing an explosion hazard that could result in serious injuries or death… The firm has received three reports of explosions, one involving minor burns to face and hands,” according to the CPSC news release.

The following are affected by the defective product recall:

• Name: Expedition TUV 600 H.O. SDI

Model Year: 2005

Color: Black or Seashore

• Name: Skandic SWT V-800

Model Year: 2007

Color: Yellow

• Name: Skandic SUV 600 HO SDI

Model Year: 2008

Color: Black

• Name: Skandic SWT V-800

Model Year: 2008

Color: Yellow and Black

• Name: Skandic SWT V-800

Model Year: 2009

Color: Yellow and Black

• Name: Skandic SWT V-800

Model Year: 2010

Color: Yellow and Black

The Ski-Doo® Snowmobiles were for available nationwide between March 2004 and March 2010 for $9,000 to $10,000.

As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I urge consumers to stop riding the recalled snowmobiles and schedule an appointment with a Ski-Doo dealer to have the machine repaired. Consumers with questions or concerns are urged to contact BRP toll-free at (888) 638-5397 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., or visit the company’s Web site at www.ski-doo.com.