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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
- Household Items
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Laceration Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Ariens and Sno-Tek Snow Throwers, Ariens and Gravely All-Season Power Brushes
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.
|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|
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.
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.
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.