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Ariens Sno-Tek Snow Blower

Starting date:
February 17, 2011
Posting date:
February 17, 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-500002516

Joint Recall with Liquid Combustion Technology, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC).

Affected products

Ariens Sno-Tek Snow Blower

Product description

This recall involves Ariens Sno-Tek Snow Blowers. The recalled snow blowers have model numbers 920402 and 920403. The model serial decal is located on a label attached to the outside of the gear box of the product behind the left wheel. The engine serial numbers included in the recall of these models range from 1065H04008325A through 1065H04012104A.

Hazard identified

This product's engine is missing a safety shield, posing a finger laceration hazard.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these snow blowers.

Number sold

Approximately 300 units of the recalled snow blowers were sold in Canada at Home Depot stores.

In the United States, approximately 1,500 of the recalled snow blowers were distributed.

Time period sold

Only product sold at Home Depot Canada prior to or on September 21, 2010 is affected by the recall. Product sold after September 21, 2010 would have had the issue corrected and is therefore not affected by the recall.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.

Companies

Manufacturer
Liquid Combustion Technology
South Carolina
UNITED STATES
Tel: 1-800-552-8094

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately check if their snow blower's engine is included in the recall and contact Liquid Combustion Technology to arrange installation of a free repair kit.

For more information, consumers may contact Liquid Combustion Technology at 1-800-552-8094 or visit the firm's website.

Consumers may also view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.