Recall: PowerSmart snow blowers
On 2018-06-08, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding PowerSmart snow blowers due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2015 for about $500 to $800.
About 30,000 units are involved in this 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 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 800,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The pulley bolt can loosen and cause the snow blower to get stuck in drive mode, posing an injury hazard.
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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 snow blowers and inspect their snow blower to determine if it has a loose pulley bolt. Inspection instructions can be found at: https://powersmartusa.com/pages/bolt-inspection-instruction-sheet. Consumers with a loose pulley bolt should contact Amerisun for a free repair kit or for instructions on how to get the bolt tightened free of charge.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Amerisun has received 20 reports of loose pulley bolts, 15 in the U.S. and five in Canada, including eight reports of the snow blower getting stuck in drive mode. 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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