Recall: Mini Tillers
On 2016-05-25, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Mini Tillers due to a potential Serious Injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2007 for about $350 to $380.
About 200,000 units are involved in this American Honda Motor Company mini tiller 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 2016.
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What is the problem?
The throttle cable can be pinched during packaging, causing the tiller tines to rotate unexpectedly when the lever is not engaged, posing a risk of serious injury to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Honda FG110K1AT Mini Tillers. The mini tillers have gasoline engines that power rotating tines to dig into the ground and cultivate the soil. The mini tillers are red and black with "HONDA" printed on the front tine guard and are about 14 inches wide by 39 inches tall. The serial number range included in this recall is from FAAA-1200001 through 1540521. The serial number is printed on the top side cover of the tillers.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/58458r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Honda Power Equipment dealers and Home Depot stores nationwide and online at www.homedepot.com from December 2007 through March 2016 for between $350 and $380.
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 the recalled mini tillers and contact their local authorized Honda dealer to schedule an appointment to have the throttle cable inspected for damage and repaired free of charge.
American Honda toll-free at 888-888-3139 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.powerequipment.honda.com and click on "Recalls and Updates" under "Service and Support" at the bottom of the home page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Honda has received 30 reports of throttle cable damage. No injuries have been reported.
+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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