Amerisun, Inc. recalls PowerSmart Gas Powered 2 Stage Snow Blowers

Starting date:
June 8, 2018
Posting date:
June 8, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-66760

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Amerisun, Inc.

Affected products

PowerSmart Gas Powered 2 Stage Snow Blowers

Product description

This recall involves gas powered two-stage snow blowers sold through The Home Depot.

Affected products are included in the table below.
Model Number UPC Serial Number Range
DB7651-24 817582010095

2016:0011605765102400001-0011607765102408844

2017:0011706710802400001-0011709710802403286

DB7659H-22 817582010606

2016:0011607765912200001-0011611765912206552

2017:0011707765912200001-0011709765912202964

DB7659-22 817582010606 2017:0011708765902200001-0011709765902203432
DB7103-27 817582011078 2017:0011707710302700001-0011710710302700942

Hazard identified

If the pulley bolt was not tightened sufficiently during the manufacturing process and did not have threadlocker applied by the manufacturer, the bolt may become loose and could lodge against the drive plate, which will apply pressure to the drive plate and keep the unit in drive.

As of May 10, 2018, the company has received five reports in Canada involving a loose pulley bolt, and no reports of injuries. In the United States, the company has received 15 reports of incidents, and no reports of injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 11,841 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 35,000 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected units were sold in Canada from September 2016 to February 2018 at The Home Depot stores and website.  In the United States, the affected units were sold from July 2015 to February 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Amerisun, Inc.
Itasca
Illinois
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Zhejiang DoBest Power Tools Co
Yongkang Zhejiang
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snow blowers and contact Amerisun for further instruction and to obtain a free repair kit.

Consumers may visit the firm's website for a "Bolt Inspection Instruction Sheet" to determine if the bolt is loose and needs to be tightened.

Consumers may also contact Amerisun, Inc. at 1-800-791-9458 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email for further direction on inspecting the product for this hazard and obtaining a free repair kit.

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.