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Snow Throwers Recalled by Ariens Company Due to Injury Hazard

Users trying to clear the collector or discharge chute while the machine is operating could be at risk of a finger or hand injury hazard.
Recall Date:
January 11, 2011
"About 1,040"

Recall Details

January 11, 2011
Alert #11-714



The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: SnoThro 30LE Deluxe Snow Thrower

Units: About 1,040

Manufacturer: Ariens Company, of Brillion, Wisc.

Hazard: Users trying to clear the collector or discharge chute while the machine is operating could be at risk of a finger or hand injury hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: No reports of injuries have been received.

Description: The snow thrower is painted orange and black. The model number is 921020 and serial numbers range from 000101 to 001229 and are located on a label at the rear of the unit next to the right tire. The Ariens logo is placed on the front of the control panel.

Sold at: Home Depot and local Ariens authorized dealerships from October 2009 to January 2010 for about $1,500.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Ariens Company has fixed about 600 of these units prior to their sale. To determine if your unit has been repaired contact Ariens. If your unit has not been repaired, Ariens will assist you in scheduling an appointment for a free repair with an Ariens authorized dealer in your area.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Ariens Company toll free at (888) 927-4367 between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at

Picture of recalled snow thrower

Diagram of the location of serial number label

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