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MTD Troy-Bilt/Yard Machines/Craftsman Two Stage Compact Snow Throwers

Código SIAR: 19685
Categoría: Patio y Jardín
País Notificante: Estados Unidos de América
URL de la Fuente: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2007/MTD-Snow-Throwers-Recalled---Plastic-Wheel-Rims-Can-Burst-and-Injure-Users
Fecha de Publicación: 05 oct, 2006
País de Origen del Producto: Canadá
Fabricante: MTD; Craftsman; Sears; Kmart; Yard Machines; Troy-Bilt
Descripción del Defecto: MTD Snow Throwers Recalled - Plastic Wheel Rims Can Burst and Injure Users NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2006 Release #07-003 Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 848-6038 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 MTD Snow Throwers Recalled – Plastic Wheel Rims Can Burst and Injure Users WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Products: Two-Stage Compact Snow Throwers Units: About 130,000 Manufacturer: MTD Products Inc, of Cleveland, Ohio Hazard: If the snow thrower's tires are over-inflated, the plastic wheel rims can burst, posing a risk of lacerations and fractures. Incidents/Injuries: MTD has received reports of 16 injuries, including fractured fingers, a broken toe, and facial lacerations. Description: The recalled two-stage compact snow thrower is used for snow removal. The snow thrower has two wheels and comes in red, green, gray or black. Troy-Bilt, Yard Machines or Craftsman is printed on the snow thrower's housing. The model number is located on the snow thrower's rear frame. The model numbers included in this recall are listed below. Brand Model Snow Thrower Troy-Bilt 31AS3BB2766 5.5 HP 24-inch Two Stage Yard Machines 31A-3AAD700 5 HP 22-inch Two Stage 31A-3BAD700 5.5 HP 22-inch Two Stage 31A-3BAD729 5.5 HP 22-inch Two Stage 31A-3BAD752 5.5 HP 22-inch Two Stage 31A-3BAD762 5.5 HP 22-inch Two Stage 31AS3DDE729 7 HP 24-inch Two Stage Craftsman 247.88255 5.5 HP 24-inch Two Stage 247.88700 5 HP 22-inch Two Stage Sold at: The Troy-Bilt and Yard Machines snow throwers were sold at independent dealers, home improvement and hardware stores. The Craftsman brand snow throwers were sold at Sears and Kmart stores. Affected snow throwers were sold from July 2004 through March 2006 for between $500 and $800. Manufactured in: Canada Remedy: Consumers should contact MTD for a free service kit with pressure relief valves, labels and instructions. Consumers with Craftsman brand snow throwers will be mailed a service kit directly by Sears. Consumer Contact: For more information, contact MTD toll-free at (888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.mtdproducts.com