February 18, 2004
Release # 04-084
Ariens Hotline: (888) 927-4367

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Ariens 13-Horsepower Sno-Throw™, Model 924506.

Units: 571

Manufacturer: Ariens Co., of Brillion, Wis.

Hazard and Product Description: The blade may not stop when the blade brake control is applied, resulting in continued blade movement. The potential for injury exists if consumers make contact with the rotary blade.

Incidents/Injuries: Ariens Co. has not received any reports of injuries.

Sold at: Home Depot stores from October 7, 2003 to October 24, 2003 for between $2,500 and $2,800. Some units were sold elsewhere but Ariens already has notified those consumers.

Manufactured in: U.S.A.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these snow throwers immediately and return them to a local Ariens dealer for a free inspection and, if needed, repair. To access the serial numbers for the units affected, check the Ariens Web site:

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Ariens toll-free at (888) 927-4367 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Visit the Ariens Web site:

Picture of recalled snow blower