Briggs & Stratton Recalls Ariens Compact Snow Blowers Due to Fire Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–March 6, 2013.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: March 05, 2013 – Recall number: 13-728

  • Ariens Snow-Thro 24 inch

    Ariens Snow-Thro 24 inch

Recall Summary

Name of product: Ariens Snow-Thro 24 inch snow blower

Hazard:The snow blower’s carburetor bowl nut can allow gas to escape from the unit.

Consumer Contact:  Briggs & Stratton Corporation toll free at (877) 564-0172 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at and click on “Recall Alert Notice.”

Recall Details

Units – About 5,400


The recalled snow blower is 24-inches wide and comes in orange with black. Recalled products have the model number 920014 and serial numbers ranging from 100,000 through 119,039 that can be found on an Ariens-brand label on the lower back panel of the product with the warranty code. There is also a Briggs & Stratton engine model number 13D1370110 F1 labeled on the side of the engine with the serial number range from 12053000000 through 12071699999. Engines with a circular black marker dot located on the right side of the engine base, below the electric starter and just above the oil drain plug, have already been inspected and are not part of this recall.


None reported.


Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to an authorized Briggs & Stratton dealer for a repair.

Sold at

Ariens dealers and The Home Depot nationwide from August through September 2012 for about $800 to $1000.


Briggs & Stratton Corporation, of Milwaukee, Wis.

Manufactured in

China and the United States

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on
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