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Arctic Cat Initiates Massive Snowmobile Recall Hot

Arctic Cat LogoArctic Cat recalls one of their snowmobile modelsArctic Cat, a Minnesota based snowmobile company, is conducting a recall on their 2010 Arctic Cat Z1, TZ1, F, Bearcat, M and CF model snowmobiles. The recall has been conducted due to a frail lower suspension arm. The recall was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Arctic Cat.

The model information can be found on the side of the snowmobile or in the owner’s manual.

The recall, which is Arctic Cat’s sixth over the last six years, includes 16,500 snowmobiles. There have been 13 cases of suspension arms cracking in the last year, spurring the company to voluntarily recall the majority of last year’s snowmobiles.

Owners can take solace in the fact that no one has been injured from the problem. In fact, Arctic Cat’s response to the cracking suspension seems to be more precautionary than anything.

“The problem is you don’t know which one has the brittle material, so you’ve go to do them all,” John Tranby, Arctic Cat’s Marketing Director commented.

The fix should also be relatively painless, getting snowmobilers back on their Arctic Cat as soon as possible. Arctic Cat consumers can bring their snowmobiles into any Arctic Cat dealer to get their suspension fixed—the repair can be done in a matter of minutes.

“The fix is pretty easy,” Tranby said. “You don’t even have to take the snowmobile off the trailer. They can do it right there.”

Arctic Cat is managed out of Plymouth, Minnesota with its primary production plant located in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. The company, which employs about 1100 people, is no stranger to recalls as they have conducted at least one each year since 2006. However, this is the company’s largest recall to date. Their most recent recall happened in 2010 when fuel tank mounting screws needed to be replaced—that recall only was relevant to 1100 sleds.

At the least customers should be pleased with Arctic Cat’s swift and preventive response initiated by the company.

For further information regarding the recall, consumers may contact Arctic Cat  (800.279.6851) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the website at

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