Recall: Honda and Mantis Mini Tillers
On 2010-11-16, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Honda and Mantis Mini Tillers due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2010 for about $400.
About 6,000 units are involved in this Honda rototiller recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Rototillers category in 2010.
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What is the problem?
A rubber grommet that is part of the engine's fuel tank can crack and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled mini tillers have Honda GX25 mini four-stroke engines and their engine serial numbers can be found on the engine near the fuel tank cap. Both brands come in red and black.
Honda Mini Tiller: Model number FG110 with serial numbers GCALT 1696948 to 1700567.
Mantis Mini Tiller: Model numbers 7262 and 7270 with serial numbers GCART-1165215 to 1171495.
These items were sold new+ at Honda Power Equipment Dealers, The Home Depot, outdoor power equipment dealers, rental dealers, retailers, mail order and catalog houses nationwide from March 2010 through September 2010 for about $400.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using any mini tiller with engines in the affected serial number ranges and contact any Honda Power Equipment dealer or Honda Engine dealer (Mantis owners only) to arrange to have the fuel tank assembly replaced free of charge. Registered owners of the recalled mini tillers will be sent a notice by mail.
For additional information:
Honda FG110 mini-tiller owners should contact Honda at (888)888-3139 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.hondapowerequipment.com
Mantis mini-tiller owners should either contact Mantis Customer Service at (800)366-6268, visit www.mantis.com or contact Honda at (888)888-3139 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.hondapowerequipment.com
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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