BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS (BRP) recalls specific Evinrude® E-TEC® G2 150-300 HP Outboard Models

Starting date:
August 31, 2017
Posting date:
August 31, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-64342

Affected products

Specific Evinrude® E-TEC® G2 150-300 HP Outboard Models

Product description

This recall involves certain Evinrude® E - TEC® G2 150-300 HP outboard motors with a serial number between 5497168 and 5503167, and manufactured in June or July 2017.

The colours of the side panel, top panel and accent stripe of the outboard motor can be customized from a variety of colour combination options.

Hazard identified

The nuts on the gearcase and exhaust housing extension (if applicable) can loosen, allowing the gearcase assembly to detach from the outboard engine. In some circumstances, this may result in a sudden change in direction and loss of steering control, posing a risk of serious injuries or even death.

As of August 16, 2017, the company has received no reports incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 50 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from June to August 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.

Companies

Distributor
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
Valcourt
Quebec
CANADA
Manufacturer
BRP US Inc.
Sturtevant
Wisconsin
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled outboards and call an authorized Evinrude/Johnson dealer to make an appointment to have their outboard serviced free of charge. Authorized dealers have received the instructions and parts necessary to complete the repair procedure.

For more information or to find the nearest authorized Evinrude/Johnson dealer, consumers may contact the company by telephone toll-free at 1-844-345-4277, Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST, or visit the company's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.