Ariens Snow-Thro Snow Blower Recall Issued Due to Fire Hazard

About 5,400 snow blowers have been recalled due a potential risk that the carburetor may allow gas to leak from the unit, posing a fire hazard and health risk for consumers and bystanders. 

An Ariens Snow-Thro 24 inch snow blower recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on March 5, after the manufacturer learned that the carburetor bowl nut may allow gas to leave the unit.

Although consumers are being informed to immediately stop using the snow blowers and return them for repairs, no injuries or reports of consumer problems have been received by the manufacturer to date.

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The recall consists of the 24 inch wide Snow-Thro snow blowers with model number 920014 and serial numbers ranging between 100,000 and 119,039 that can be found on the lower back panel.

The snow blowers also have an engine model number 13D1370110 F1 with serial numbers ranging from 12053000000 and 12071699999. The manufacturer, Briggs & Stratton, announced the engines with a round black dot on the side of the engine, below the electric starter, have already been inspected and are not apart of this recall.

The recalled snow blowers were manufactured in China and the United States by Briggs & Stratton Corporation, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and were sold at Ariens dealers and Home Depot nationwide from August through September 2012 for between $800 and $1000.

The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the recalled snow blowers immediately and to return the blower to any authorized Briggs & Stratton dealer for a repair by calling (877) 564-0172 or visiting the manufacturer online at www.Briggsandstratton.com and navigating to the “Recall Alert Notice” link.

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