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Amerisun Recalls to Repair Snow Blowers Due to Injury Hazard

Name of Product:
PowerSmart snow blowers
Hazard:

The pulley bolt can loosen and cause the snow blower to get stuck in drive mode, posing an injury hazard.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
June 08, 2018
Units:
About 34,600 (in addition, about 11,800 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Amerisun at 800-791-9458 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, email at support@amerisuninc.com or online at www.powersmartusa.com and click on Recall to Repair at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

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
Remedy:

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.

Incidents/Injuries:

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.

Sold At

The Home Depot stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Ebay.com, Homedepot.com, Walmart.com, and other websites from July 2015 through February 2018 for between $500 and $800.

Manufacturer(s):

Zhejiang DoBest Power Tools Co., of China

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Amerisun Inc., of Itasca, Ill.

Distributor(s):

Amerisun Inc., of Itasca, Ill.

Recall number:
18-173
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product 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 deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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