American Honda Recalls Lawnmowers Due to Laceration Hazard (Recall Alert)

The engine stop switch on 21-inch walk-behind mowers can malfunction and the blade can continue to rotate after stopping.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: Tháng Giêng 15, 2014
Recall number: 14-710
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  • Honda HRR model lawnmower

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    Honda HRR model lawnmower

  • Honda HRX model lawnmower

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    Honda HRX model lawnmower

  • Columbia brand model lawnmower with Honda engine

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    Columbia brand model lawnmower with Honda engine

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Walk-behind 21” lawnmowers

Hazard:

The engine stop switch can malfunction allowing the blade to continue to rotate after the handlebar blade control lever is released, which poses a laceration hazard.

Consumer Contact:

American Honda toll-free at (888) 888-3139 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.powerequipment.honda.com and click on Recalls and Updates.  For Columbia brand lawnmowers see www.engines.honda.com and click on Recalls/Updates. 

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/37575r-eng.php
Units

About 20,800 Honda brand in U.S. and 48 Columbia brand lawnmowers in U.S. and 3,000 in Canada

Description

This recall involves two Honda models and one Columbia brand electric start lawnmowers with Honda engines and 21” cutting blades. The Honda lawnmowers are red and silver (HRR) and red and gray (HRX).  Both have “Honda” on the engine cover. The model and serial numbers are located on the certification label that is affixed to the cutter housing deck behind the engine.  Honda recalled lawnmowers are:

 

Honda Models

Serial Number Range

HRR2169VLA

MZCG-8764914  ~  MZCG-8824353

HRX2174VLA

MAGA-2255148  ~  MAGA-2260227


The Columbia brand lawnmower, model number 12ALD33Q897, comes in orange and black.  “Honda” is printed on the engine cover.  The Honda engine serial number is located on a label on the back of the engine.  It is also stamped into the engine block adjacent to the oil filler cap/dipstick.  A range of affected Honda engines installed in Columbia brand lawnmowers sold in the U.S. follows:

Columbia Model

Honda Engine Serial Number Range

1A313KC0835

GJARA 3641724  through  GJARA 3642215

Incidents/Injuries

Honda has received 11 reports of the lawnmower’s blade continuing to rotate after the handlebar control lever was released.  No injuries were reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawnmowers.  Honda model owners should contact a Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule a free repair. Columbia model owners should contact a Honda Engine dealer to schedule a free repair.  American Honda is contacting all registered customers directly.   

Sold at

Honda brand lawnmowers were sold at Honda Power Equipment dealers and Home Depot stores nationwide from January 2013 through December 2013 for between $580 and $780. Columbia brand lawnmowers were sold at Beaver Valley Supply, Denver, Colo; Lawn Equipment Parts Co, Inc., Marietta, Penn. and at Smiths South-Central Sales Co., Spring Hill, La.  from January  2013 through December 2013 for $500. 

Distributor

American Honda Motor Company, of Torrance, Calif.

Manufactured in

USA

  • Honda HRR model lawnmower

  • Honda HRX model lawnmower

  • Columbia brand model lawnmower with Honda engine