Injury Hazards Incite Recall of SnoThro 30LE Deluxe Snow Throwers
01/13/2011 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // Sandra Quinlan // Justice News Flash
Brillion, WI—Ariens Company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voluntarily recalled SnoThro 30LE Deluxe Snow Throwers due to injury hazards they pose. The CPSC announced the defective product recall, which affects approximately 1,040 units, on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011.
While the Wisconsin-based manufacturer has yet to receive any reports of injuries or adverse incidents related to the SnoThro 30LE Deluxe Snow Throwers, users who attempt to clear the collector or discharge chute while the machine is on run the risk of suffering finger and/or hand injuries.
According to the CPSC news release, “The snow thrower is painted orange and black. The model number is 921020 and serial numbers range from 000101 to 001229 and are located on a label at the rear of the unit next to the right tire. The Ariens logo is placed on the front of the control panel.”
The recalled snow throwers were sold at Home Depot and local Ariens authorized dealerships between October 2009 and January 2010. The product was sold for about $1,500.
The recall alert noted, “Ariens Company has fixed about 600 of these units prior to their sale. To determine if your unit has been repaired contact Ariens. If your unit has not been repaired, Ariens will assist you in scheduling an appointment for a free repair with an Ariens authorized dealer in your area.”
Consumers with additional questions or concerns are advised to contact Ariens Company toll-free at (888) 927-4367 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or visit the company’s website at www.ariens.com.
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