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Safety Alert

Arctic Cat Recalls Side by Sides Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.

Name of product: Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail and Wildcat Trail XT Side by Side

Hazard: Oil can leak from the oil cooler lines, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Artic Cat at (800) 279-6851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.articcat.com and click on Consumer Care, then Product Recall and then List of Safety Bulletins for more information.

Units: About 5,600

Description: This recall involves all 2014 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail and Wildcat Trail XT side-by-side utility vehicles with Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) 000001 through 316232. The VIN is located on the frame tube near the driver's side front wheel. These units were sold in red, green, lime green, team arctic green and mat black. The words "Arctic Cat" and "Wildcat Trail" appear on the sides of these vehicles and on the hood.

Incidents/Injuries: Arctic Cat has received 60 reports of oil leaking and one report of fire. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled side-by-side utility vehicles immediately and contact an Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair.

Sold exclusively at: Arctic Car dealers nationwide from December 2013 through July 2014 for about $11,400 to $12,400.

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

Manufactured in: United States