Recall: Sno-Tek snow blowers
On 2011-02-17, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Sno-Tek snow blowers due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2010 for about $700 to $800.
About 2,000 units are involved in this Liquid Combustion Technology (LCT) snow blower recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Snow Blowers & Throwers category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 800,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 552-8094
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What is the problem?
The snow blower's engine is missing a safety shield above the side mounted electric starter, posing a laceration hazard to consumer's fingers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled snow blowers have a LCT Stormforce engine with "Sno-Tek" printed across a metal handlebar plate. Snow blowers with model numbers 920402 and 920403 and UPC codes 5105803094 and 5105803095 are included in this recall. Only snow blowers with engine model number PW1HK18650781DE-ABGOQUVE1M with serial numbers ranging from 1065H04008325A through 1065H04012104A are affected by this recall. The product model number and UPC codes are printed on a label attached to the outside of the gear box near the left wheel.
These items were sold new+ at Home Depot and Ariens authorized dealers nationwide and HD.com in Canada from August 2010 through September 2010 for between about $700 and $800.
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 stop using these snow blowers and contact LCT for a free repair kit and installation instructions or return them to an authorized LCT service center location for a free repair. LCT's Service Network toll free number is (800)558-5402
For additional information, contact LCT at (800) 552-8094 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.LCTUSA.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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