Recall: Ariens Snow-Thro 24 Inch Snow Blower
On 2013-03-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Ariens Snow-Thro 24 Inch Snow Blower due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2012 for about $800 to $1000.
About 5,000 units are involved in this Briggs & Stratton snow blower recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Snow Blowers & Throwers category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 800,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 564-0172
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What is the problem?
The snow blower's carburetor bowl nut can allow gas to escape from the unit.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled snow blower is 24-inches wide and comes in orange with black. Recalled products have the model number 920014 and serial numbers ranging from 100,000 through 119,039 that can be found on an Ariens-brand label on the lower back panel of the product with the warranty code. There is also a Briggs & Stratton engine model number 13D1370110 F1 labeled on the side of the engine with the serial number range from 12053000000 through 12071699999. Engines with a circular black marker dot located on the right side of the engine base, below the electric starter and just above the oil drain plug, have already been inspected and are not part of this recall.
These items were sold new+ at Ariens dealers and The Home Depot nationwide from August through September 2012 for about $800 to $1000.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to an authorized Briggs & Stratton dealer for a repair.
Briggs & Stratton Corporation toll free at (877)564-0172 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.Briggsandstratton.com and click on "Recall Alert Notice."
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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