Fire Hazard Prompts Arctic Cat Snowmobile Recall

About 1,300 Arctic Cat Snowmobiles manufactured by Arctic Cat Inc. of Thief River Falls, Minnesota have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The recall has been implemented because fuel can leak from the fuel pump at the fuel tank mounting screws, posing a <"">fire hazard to consumers. To date, Arctic Cat has received two reports of fuel leakage at the fuel pump mounting screws. No injuries have been reported.

The recall involves all Model Year 2010 Arctic Cat 500 Sno Pro models. The model name and number are displayed on the side of the seat and on the engine cowling. The recalled Arctic Cat Snowmobiles, which were manufactured in the United States, were sold at Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from October 2009 to February 2010 for between $7,800 and $8,200.

The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using these snowmobiles immediately and contact their local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners have been directly notified about this recall by mail.

Arctic Cat can be reached toll-free at (800) 279-6851 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday or at the firm’s Web site at

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