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Briggs & Stratton Recalls Ariens Compact Snow Blowers Due to Fire Hazard

  • Ariens Snow-Thro 24 inch
  • Ariens Snow-Thro 24 inch with labels
  • Engines with a circular black marker dot located on the right side of the engine base (A) below the electric starter (B) and just above the oil drain plug (C) have already been inspected and are not part of this recall.
Name of Product:
Ariens Snow-Thro 24 inch snow blower
Hazard:
The snow blower's carburetor bowl nut can allow gas to escape from the unit.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
March 05, 2013
Units:
About 5,400
Consumer Contact

Briggs & Stratton Corporation toll free at (877) 564-0172 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.Briggsandstratton.com and click on "Recall Alert Notice."

Recall Details

Description:

The recalled snow blower is 24-inches wide and comes in orange with black. Recalled products have the model number 920014 and serial numbers ranging from 100,000 through 119,039 that can be found on an Ariens-brand label on the lower back panel of the product with the warranty code. There is also a Briggs & Stratton engine model number 13D1370110 F1 labeled on the side of the engine with the serial number range from 12053000000 through 12071699999. Engines with a circular black marker dot located on the right side of the engine base, below the electric starter and just above the oil drain plug, have already been inspected and are not part of this recall.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to an authorized Briggs & Stratton dealer for a repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported.

Sold At:
Ariens dealers and The Home Depot nationwide from August through September 2012 for about $800 to $1000.
Importer:

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, of Milwaukee, Wis.

Manufacturer

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, of Milwaukee, Wis.

Manufactured In:
China and the United States
Recall number:
13-728
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