The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with American Honda Motor Co. Inc., of Torrance, Calif., announced a voluntary recall of about 18,500 Honda snowblowers today.
Hazard: The fuel tank joint and o-ring located on the underside of the fuel tank can seep or drip fuel over time, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Honda has received 90 reports of fuel either seeping or dripping. No fires have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Honda snowblowers with model numbers and frame serial numbers listed below. The snowblowers are red and black. The frame serial number is located on the rear of the machine just below the engine. The name Honda and the model number are located on the side of the front scoop.
|Model||Frame Serial Number|
|HS724||SZBE-1037913 through 1046577|
|HS928||SZAS-1151080 through 1169012|
|HS1132||SZBF-1018734 through 1025998|
Sold at: Honda Power Equipment dealers nationwide from April 2005 through November 2010 for between $2,000 and $3,400.
Manufactured in: Japan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowblowers and contact any Honda Power Equipment dealer to arrange for a free fuel tank joint and o-ring replacement. Registered owners of the recalled snowblowers will be mailed a notice.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, 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.