WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Sno-Tek snow blowers
Units: About 1,500 in the U.S. and 300 in Canada
Importer: Liquid Combustion Technology, LLC (LCT), of Travelers Rest, S.C.
Manufacturer: Ariens, of Brillion, Wis.
Hazard: The snow blower's engine is missing a safety shield above the side mounted electric starter, posing a laceration hazard to consumer's fingers.
Injuries/Incidents: None reported.
Description: The recalled snow blowers have a LCT Stormforce engine with "Sno-Tek" printed across a metal handlebar plate. Snow blowers with model numbers 920402 and 920403 and UPC codes 5105803094 and 5105803095 are included in this recall. Only snow blowers with engine model number PW1HK18650781DE-ABGOQUVE1M with serial numbers ranging from 1065H04008325A through 1065H04012104A are affected by this recall. The product model number and UPC codes are printed on a label attached to the outside of the gear box near the left wheel.
Sold at: Home Depot and Ariens authorized dealers nationwide and HD.com in Canada from August 2010, through September 2010, for between about $700 and $800.
Manufactured in: Snow blower in United States, Engine in China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these snow blowers and contact LCT for a free repair kit and installation instructions or return them to an authorized LCT service center location for a free repair. LCT's Service Network toll free number is (800) 558-5402
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LCT at (800) 552-8094 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.LCTUSA.com.
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1275
Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11137.html
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 it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 552-8094
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission