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NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

September 22, 2005
Alert #05-603

CPSC, Arctic Cat Inc. Announce Recall of Off-Highway Utility Vehicles

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Customers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Arctic Cat Prowler XT Off-Highway Utility Vehicle

Units: About 700

Manufacturer: Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.

Hazard: The brakes on these vehicles can fail.

Incidents/Injuries: Arctic Cat has received notice of one incident of a brake pad dislodging from the rear caliper, and one incident of foot brake lever flexing. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The Prowler XT was produced in three colors: Green, Cat Green, and Red. The vehicles have the words Arctic Cat on each side of the cargo box, 650 H1 on each side of the front hood, and the name Prowler XT centered on the front of the hood. The recalled units fall within the vehicle identification range (VIN) of 4UF06MPV06T300001 through 4UF06MPV86T300781. Consumers only need to look at the final six digits of the VIN to determine if their vehicle is included in this recall.

Sold at: These vehicles were sold worldwide through Arctic Cat dealerships from July 2005 through September 2005 for between $9,000 and $9,500.

Manufactured in: Thief River Falls, Minn.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately. If consumers are unsure if their Prowler XT is affected, they should contact Arctic Cat Consumers with the vehicle identification number (VIN) of the Prowler XT available. The vehicle identification number is located on the rear upper frame tube of the vehicle near the rear of the cargo box, and on the registration materials the consumer received at time of purchase. Consumers with a recalled Prowler XT should contact their local Arctic Cat ATV dealer to schedule the free repair. Registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail.

Consumer Contact: Call Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's Web site at www.arctic-cat.com

Model Number of Affected Models
Model Model Number
Prowler XT Green U2006P2S4BUSG
Prowler XT Cat Green U2006P2S4BUSZ
Prowler XT Red U2006P2S4BUSR

Picture of Recalled Utility Vehicle
(Illustrated unit is Cat Green, also available in Forest Green and Red)