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Husqvarna Canada Corporation recalls Husqvarna and Poulan Pro Rear-Tine Tillers

Starting date:
July 23, 2015
Posting date:
July 23, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Identification number:
RA-54334

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Husqvarna Canada Corporation

Affected products

Husqvarna DRT900E and Poulan Pro PRRT900 Rear-Tine Tillers

Product description

This recall involves Husqvarna 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 (43 to 48 centimetres). 

The model and serial numbers of the affected tillers are:
Brand Model Name Colour Serial Number
Husqvarna DRT900E Orange with black and grey trim 101514MXXXXX to 053115MXXXX
Poulan Pro PRRT900 Black and gold

The model number and serial numbers are printed on a label next to the tiller’s engine.  The brand name is printed on the side of the tiller.

Hazard identified

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 an injury hazard to the user.

Neither Health Canada nor Husqvarna Canada has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries in Canada.

Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products N.A. Inc. has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries in the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 520 units were sold in Canada, and approximately 24,000 units were sold in the United States by authorized Husqvarna dealers and retail establishments.

Time period sold

The recalled units were sold from October 2014 to June 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.

Companies

Distributor
Husqvarna Canada Corp.
Mississauga
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products N.A. Inc.
Charlotte
North Carolina
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tillers and return it to the nearest authorized dealer for a free repair.

For more information, consumers may contact Husqvarna by telephone toll free at 1-877-257-6921, Monday to Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. EST. Consumers may also visit Husqvarna and Poulan Pro websites for more information.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.