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ARCTIC CAT SNOWMOBILES

Units: 5,193.

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.