Consumer Product Safety Commission Posts Recalls to its Web Site
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2006 -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that the following voluntary recall alerts were posted in cooperation with the firms listed below. Recalls can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/.
Company Name Product Name Quantity Hazard Bombardier Certain Model About Cracks could appear in Recreational Year 2006 1,800 the starter ring gears Products Inc., Ski-Doo allowing gear of Valcourt, REV500 SS, fragmentation at high Quebec. REV 600 HO, speeds. The debris could and REV 600 act like projectiles and HO SDI cause serious injury or Snowmobiles death to riders or bystanders. Bombardier Certain Model About The steering columns on Recreational Year 2006 10,400 these snowmobiles could Products Inc., Ski-Doo REV, have a missing weld, of Valcourt, RT, and RF which could allow a Quebec. Snowmobiles steering component to become loose. This could lead to a loss of control or possible collision causing serious injury or even death.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products -- such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals -- contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/.