Husqvarna Recalls Lawn and Garden Tillers Due to Risk of Bodily Injury, Laceration

Jul 23, 2015, 10:21 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Husqvarna-Recalls-Tillers/ 

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Lawn and garden tillers

Hazard: The tiller's transmission shift rod and clip can come into contact with the control cable during shifting and cause the tiller to unintentionally move forward or backward, posing a risk of bodily injury and/or laceration.

Remedy: Repair
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tillers and return it to the nearest Husqvarna dealer for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Husqvarna toll free at (877) 257-6921 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email recalls@husqvarna.com or online at www.husqvarna.com and click on "Latest Press" for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 24,000

Description: This recall involves Ariens®, Husqvarna®, Jonsered® and Poulan Pro® brand rear tine tillers used for plowing, cultivation and ridging gardens and lawns. The tillers have an engine to power the wheels and the rear tines, an operator handle with forward and reverse transmission and tilling widths ranging from 17 to 19 inches. The brand name is printed on the side of the tiller.  They were sold in red, orange and yellow/black colors. The following model and serial numbers are included in the recall.

 

Brand Name

Model Number

Serial Number Range

Ariens

A600DRT

101514MXXXXX

through

053115MXXXXX

Husqvarna

CRT900, CRT900L

DRT900, DRT900E,

DRT900H

Jonsered

J208C14, J208D14

Poulan Pro

PRRT900

 

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Hardware stores, home centers and independent outdoor power equipment dealers from October 2014 through May 2015 for between $600 and $850.

Manufacturer: Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products N.A. Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.

Manufactured in: United States

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/54334r-eng.php

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