Daily Archives: January 18, 2011
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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.
Name of Product:
Type/Number of Model:
2010 Arctic Cat Z1, TZ1, F, Bearcat, M, and CF
This recall involves all 2010 Arctic Cat Z1, TZ1, F, Bearcat, M, and CF model snowmobiles. All variations of color and model features of the models listed are included in this recall. The model name is indicated on the side of vehicle, in the registration materials and owner’s manual.
Shown are a sample of some but not all of the various model configurations and color variations included in this recall:
The front lower suspension arm can crack during use which could lead to loss of control, posing a risk of severe injury or death.
Arctic Cat has received 13 reports of suspension arms cracking. No injuries or accidents have been reported.
Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from June 2009 through January 2011 for between $6,800 and $15,000.
Consumers should immediately stop using these snowmobiles and contact their local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners have been directly notified about this recall by mail.
For additional information, contact Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Xantrex Technology Inc. – a subsidiary of Schneider Electric, of Livermore, Calif.
Name of Product:
Xantrex Grid Tie Solar Inverters
The recalled inverter converts solar photovoltaic voltages into utility grid voltages; allowing the owner to feed power into the electrical grid. The recalled units were manufactured between September 2005 and August 2010. These products were sold under the Xantrex, Sunpower, and General Electric brands. The brand name is printed on the front of the unit.
Affected part numbers, printed on the top of the unit, include the following:
A component of the inverter can degrade, causing out gassing within the wiring compartment of the inverter. When arcing occurs, gasses could build and force the compartment cover to be blown off. If the cover is blown off with sufficient force it can injure the user or person, or cause damage to property in close proximity to the inverter.
Schneider Electric has received five reports of wiring compartment covers being blown off. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Solar distributors and system integrators nationwide and in Canada from September 2005 through January 2011 for between about $2,500 and $4,000.
Consumers should immediately contact their authorized dealer to set up an appointment to get a free repair of the inverter.
For more information, contact Xantrex Technology at (800) 714-7176 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.