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Ariens recalls Snow Throwers and Power Brushers

Starting date:
May 22, 2014
Posting date:
May 22, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Laceration Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-39565

Affected products

Ariens and Sno-Tek Snow Throwers, Ariens and Gravely All-Season Power Brushes

Product description

This recall involves Ariens and Sno-Tek brand snow throwers and Ariens and Gravely brand power brushes.

Ariens Compact and Compact Track Snow-Thro snow throwers included in the recall are orange and measure 22- to 24-inches (56- to 61-centimetres) wide. Ariens Sno-Tek model snow throwers included in the recall are black and measure 20- to 28-inches (51- to 71-centimetres) wide. Power brushes included in the recall are Ariens and Gravely model PB-28 All Season Brush and Ariens 28-inch (71-centimetre) brush CE. The Ariens power brush was sold in orange and the Gravely in red.

The snow throwers and power brushes have the Ariens, Sno-Tek or Gravely brand name printed on the product. For all recalled units, model and serial numbers are printed on a white label affixed to the lower rear of the product, near the wheel.

Model and serial numbers included in the recall are:
Product Name Model Number Serial Number Range
Ariens Compact and Compact Track Sno-Thro 920013 124912 to 125271
920014 142966 to 143728
920021 003089 to 006233
920022 000531 to 000712
Ariens Sno-Tek 939401 090112 to 090623
920402 143967 to 146057
920403 126501 to 127351
Ariens PB-28 All Season Brush and Ariens 28 CE Brush 921025 040600 to 040660
921313 040163 to 040174
Gravely PB-28 All Season Brush 921026 040061 to 040079

Hazard identified

A drive pulley can crack while in use and cause the auger/impeller or brush to continue to rotate after the clutch lever is disengaged. This poses amputation and laceration hazards to consumers.

Neither Ariens nor Health Canada has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these snow blowers.

Number sold

Approximately 128 units were sold at authorized Ariens dealers across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from January 2014 to February 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.

Companies

Manufacturer
Ariens Company
Brillion
Wisconsin
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snow throwers and brushes and contact their dealer for a free repair.

For more information, consumers can also contact Ariens Company toll-free at 1-877-740-7060 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or Ariens' website and click on “Recall Information” for more information.

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.