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Arctic Cat recalls 1,300 snowmobiles for fuel pump leak

A potential fire hazard is prompting a voluntary recall of 1,300 Arctic Cat snowmobiles.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, fuel can leak from the fuel pump at the fuel tank mounting screws, posing a fire hazard. Registered owners should have received a letter about the recall.

Arctic Cat reports on its Web site that the company has received two reports of fuel leakage on the snowmobiles. No injuries have been reported. The recalled machines were produced at the company's plant in Thief River Falls.

Model Year 2010 Arctic Cat 500 Sno Pro models are affected by this recall. The snowmobiles were sold nationwide between October 2008 and February of this year.

Consumers are urged to stop using the snowmobiles and contact a local dealer to schedule a free repair.

For more information, call Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at