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Ariens Recalls Snow Throwers and Power Brushes Due to Amputation and Laceration Hazards

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–April 25, 2014.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: April 24, 2014
Recall number: 14-158

  • Ariens and Sno-Tek Snow Throwers and Ariens and Gravely All-Season Brushes
    Ariens and Sno-Tek Snow Throwers and Ariens and Gravely All-Season Brushes

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Ariens and Sno-Tek Snow Throwers, Ariens and Gravely All-Season Power Brushes

Hazard:  A drive pulley can crack while in use and cause the auger/impeller or brush to continue to rotate after the clutch lever is disengaged. This poses amputation and laceration hazards to consumers.

Consumer Contact:  Ariens Company toll-free at (877) 740-7060 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.ariens.com click on “Recall Information” for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 5,700

Description:  This recall involves Ariens and Sno-Tek brand snow throwers and Ariens and Gravely brand power brushes. Ariens Compact and Compack Track Snow-Thro snow throwers included in the recall are orange and 22- to 24-inches wide. Sno-Tek model snow throwers included in the recall are black and 20- to 28-inches wide. Power brushes included in the recall are Ariens and Gravely model PB-28 All Season Brush and Ariens 28-inch brush CE. The Ariens power brush was sold in orange and the Gravely in red. The snow throwers and power brushes have the Ariens, Sno-Tek or Gravely brand name printed on the product. For all recalled units, model and serial numbers are printed on a white label affixed to the lower rear of the product, near the wheel. Model and serial numbers included in the recall are:

Ariens Compact and Compact Track Sno-Thro

Models                        Serial Number Range

920013                        124912 – 125271

920014                        142966 – 143728

920021                        003089 – 006233

920022                        000531 – 000712

Ariens Sno-Tek

Models                        Serial Number Range

939401                        090112 – 090623

920402                        143967 – 146057

920403                        126501 – 127351

Ariens PB-28 All Season Brush and Ariens 28 CE Brush

Models                        Serial Number Range

921025                        040600 – 040660

921313                        040163 – 040174

Gravely PB-28 All Season Brush

Models                        Serial Number Range

921026                        040061 – 040079

Units with a black check mark on the model/serial number label are not included in the recall.

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snow throwers and brushes and contact Ariens Company for a free repair. Consumers should remember to never put their hands into the discharge chute.

Sold at:  Home Depot stores and other authorized Ariens dealers nationwide from January 2014 to February 2014 for between $500 and $2,200.

Manufactured in:  United States

Importer/Manufacturer:  Ariens Company, of Brillion, Wisc.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

Source: cpsc.gov

 

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