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March 24, 2004
CPSC, Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. and BRP US Inc. Announce Recall of DS650 ATVs
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Bombardier DS650 ATVs
Units: About 3430
Manufacturer/Importer: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., of Quebec, Canada
Distributor: BRP US Inc., of Sturtevant, Wisconsin
Hazard: The rear axle bearings may have not been sufficiently greased. This may cause a breaking of the bearing which could make the ATV unstable. The operator could loose control of the vehicle which could cause injury to the operator.
Incidents/Injuries: Bombardier has received one report of the rear axle bearing breaking leading to a loss of control. No injuries have been reported.
Description: Model year 2004 and 2005 Bombardier DS650 ATVs under model numbers 0003A5A00, 0003A5B00, 0003B5A00, 0003B5B00, 000799700, 000799500, 000771900, and 000771700 are part of this recall. The ATV model number identification decal is located on the right side of the frame, in front of the engine.
Sold at: Bombardier dealers sold these ATVs nationwide from March 2004 through March 2005 for between $5,999 and $6,999.
Manufactured in: Canada
Remedy: Free repair. Contact your Bombardier dealer to schedule an appointment to grease the rear axle bearings. Bombardier has notified consumers directly about this recall.
Consumer Contact: Call Bombardier at (888) 864-2002 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET everyday, or log on to the company's Web site at www.brp.com.
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 www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.