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Certain Honda Snow Blowers

Starting date:
January 5, 2011
Posting date:
January 5, 2011
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-500002481

Affected products

Certain Honda Snow Blowers

Product description

This recall involves the following Honda snow blowers. The model number and serial number can be found on the frame.
Model Number Prefix (before serial number) Range of Affected Serial Numbers
HS622 SZAL 1132227 to 1135769
HS724 SZBE 1039093 to 1046537
HS928 SZAS 1153849 to 1168932
HS1132 SZBF 1019384 to 1025493
HS1336i SACJ 1014018 to 1014057
HSM1336i SAKJ 1001284 to 1004177

Hazard identified

The fuel tank joint on the affected snow blowers may not be tightened fully to the fuel tank, posing a risk of fuel leak. If the gasoline from a leaking tank is ignited, it can cause burns or serious injuries.

Neither Health Canada nor Honda Canada Inc. has received any reports of injuries or incidents related to the use of these snow blowers.

Number sold

Approximately 17,425 of the recalled snow blowers were sold across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from July 2005 to present. Dealers were instructed to repair affected units in inventory prior to sale.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Japan.

Companies

Distributor
Honda Canada Inc.
Markham
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snow blowers until they have been repaired. Consumers are advised to contact an authorized Honda Power Equipment dealer to make an appointment to have the fuel tank joint replaced free of charge.

If the snow blower is leaking gasoline, immediately move the snow blower outside and away from possible ignition sources, such as heaters or electrical appliances. Do not refill the fuel tank.

For more information or to locate a Honda Power Equipment dealer, consumers may contact Honda at 1-888-946-6329 or visit the Honda website .