The pulley bolt can loosen and cause the snow blower to get stuck in drive mode, posing an injury hazard.
This recall involves model years 2015 through 2017 Amerisun PowerSmart gas-powered 2 Stage snow blowers. The snow blowers are red and black and have “ POWERSMART ” printed on the driving controls plastic cover. The model and serial numbers below are included in this recall. The model number can be found on the PowerSmart sticker located on the metal auger housing just below the chute. The serial number can be found on the bar code sticker below the PowerSmart sticker.
|Model Number||Model Year||Serial Number Range|
|DB7103-24||2015||0011506710302400001 through 0011511710302402205|
|2016||0011607710302400001 through 0011610710302402322|
|DB7103-26||2015||0011507710302600001 through 0011509710302600420|
|2016||0011607710302600001 through 0011609710302300861|
|DB7651-24||2015||0011505765102400001 through 0011510765102413200|
|2016||0011605765102400001 through 0011607765102408844|
|2017||0011706710802400001 through 0011709710802403286|
|DB7659H-22||2016||0011607765912200001 through 0011611765912206552|
|2017||0011707765912200001 through 0011709765912202964|
|DB7659-22||2015||0011505765902000001 through 0011511765902206909|
|2017||0011708765902200001 through 0011709765902203432|
|DB7103PA-26||2015||215071032600001 through 215071032600210|
|2016||0011607710322600001 through 0011607710322600246|
|DB7103PA-28||2015||0011507710302280001 through 0011507710302280210|
|2016||0011607710302280001 through 0011607710302280117|
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snow blowers and inspect their snow blower to determine if it has a loose pulley bolt. Inspection instructions can be found at: https://powersmartusa.com/pages/bolt-inspection-instruction-sheet. Consumers with a loose pulley bolt should contact Amerisun for a free repair kit or for instructions on how to get the bolt tightened free of charge.
Amerisun has received 20 reports of loose pulley bolts, 15 in the U.S. and five in Canada, including eight reports of the snow blower getting stuck in drive mode. No injuries have been reported.
Amerisun Inc., of Itasca, Ill.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.