Honda Canada recalls Honda GCV160LA0 engine equipped MTD mowers
- Starting date:
- January 15, 2014
- Posting date:
- January 15, 2014
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Outdoor Living
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Laceration Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Honda Canada Inc.
Honda GCV160LA0 Engine Equipped MTD Lawn Mowers
This recall involves four brands of lawn mowers that are equipped with a Honda GCV160LA0 engine.
|Mower Brands||MTD Model||Detail||Shroud Colour||Affected Honda Engine Serial Numbers||Retailers|
|YardMan||12AEB23Q501||21-inch FWD Self-Propelled Mower with Honda 160 cc Electric Start Engine||Black||GJARA-3634154 through GJARA-3642215||Home Hardware|
|Columbia||12ALD33Q897||21-inch RWD Self-Propelled Mower with Honda 160 cc Electric Start Engine||Black||GJARA-3634154 through GJARA-3642215||Independent Retailers|
|Troy-Bilt||12ALD37Q563||21-inch RWD Self-Propelled Mower with Honda 160 cc Electric Start Engine||Red||GJARA-3634154 through GJARA-3642215||Canadian Tire|
|Cub-Cadet||12ARD23Q596||21-inch RWD Self-Propelled Mower with Honda 160 cc Electric Start Engine||Black||GJARA-3634154 through GJARA-3642215||Independent Retailers|
MTD Model numbers can be found on the back door of the unit. Engine serial numbers can be located on the label at the rear of the fuel tank and also stamped on the engine itself.
The engine stop switch can malfunction allowing the blade to continue to rotate after the handlebar blade control lever is released, posing a laceration hazard.
Honda Canada and MTD Products have received one report of a failed switch in Canada with no related injuries. There have been 11 reported cases of failed switches in the United States with no reported injuries.
Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries associated with the use of these lawn mowers.
Approximately 2,973 units of the recalled mowers were sold in Canada at Canadian Tire, Home Hardware and various independent retailers. Approximately 20,850 Honda and MTD brand mowers were sold in the United States at various retailers.
Time period sold
The affected mowers were sold from February 2013 to December 2013 in Canada and from January 2013 to December 2013 in the United States.
Place of origin
The engine was manufactured in the United States and the lawn mowers were assembled in the United States.
Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing, Inc. (HPE)
MTD Products Inc.
What you should do
Consumers should stop using the lawn mower immediately and contact an authorized Honda Power Equipment dealer for a free repair.
For more information, consumers can contact MTD Products Inc. by telephone at 1-800-668-1238 or Honda Canada at 1-888-9HONDA9.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
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