Manufacturer: Arctic Cat of Thief River Falls, Minn.
Hazard: The red plastic skis used on certain 2004 Firecat and Sabercat snowmobiles could crack or break as a result of off-season exposure to ultraviolet sunlight. Ski failure could lead to loss of control that could result in severe injury or death.
Incidents/injuries: None reported.
Description: All 2004 Arctic Cat Firecat and Sabercat snowmobiles with red plastic skis are included in this recall. The recalled red plastic skis are part number 1703-500. The model name of the snowmobile is located on either side of the hood. Both the model name and number are in the operator's manual and registration materials.
Sold at: Arctic Cat dealerships worldwide from June 2003 through September 2004 for between $5,500 and $8,500.
Manufactured in: The red plastic skis were made in Madison, S.D.
Remedy: Free repair at the local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer. Registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail.
Consumer Contact: Stop using the recalled snowmobiles immediately. Call Arctic Cat toll-free at (800) 279-2281 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or go to www.arctic-cat.com -- please have your snowmobile model name and number with you when you call.