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Yamaha Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Loss of Steering Control
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« on: January 29, 2010, 01:22:02 »

Recall Alert
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs    Washington, DC 20207

January 27, 2010
Alert #10-719    

Yamaha Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Loss of Steering Control

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: 2009 Model Year FX10 Snowmobiles

Units: About 2,500

Distributor: Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A., of Cypress, Calif.

Hazard: A bolt in the right front A arm can loosen in the suspension/steering system, resulting in the sudden loss of steering control. This poses a risk of injury or death to riders.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves the 2009 FX10 snowmobiles. The following models are affected by this recall:

Model Name            Model Number
FX Nytro                  FX10Y
FX Nytro XTX           FX10XTY
FX Nytro RTX           FX10RTRY
FX Nytro MTX           FX10MTRY
FX Nytro RTX SE      FX10RTRSY

Sold by: Yamaha dealers nationwide from June 2008 through January 2010 for between $10,000 and $11,000.

Manufactured in: Japan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact an authorized Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners were sent direct mail notification of this recall.

Consumer Contact: For additional information and to locate a Yamaha snowmobile dealer, contact Yamaha at (800) 962-7926 any time or visit the firm’s Web site at www.yamaha-motor.com
Picture of Recalled FX Nytro XTX snowmobile

Yamaha FX Nitro XTX


Yamaha Fx Nitro


CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. 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 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 (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.


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