NEW YORK (CNNfn) - Ariens Co., has announced a recall of† about 27,000 Ariens and Lesco model snowblowers.|
Ariens Co. received 30 reports of fuel leaking from the fuel line connection on the models. No injuries have been reported, but the defect poses a fire hazard.
The recall includes SS322 and SS522 Ariens snowblowers manufactured in 1997 and 1999, with the following model and serial numbers located on the lower handlebar of the unit: 938010 - Serial Number 000101-002251, 938011 - Serial Number 000101-002295, 938012 - Serial Number 000101-002096, 938015 - Serial Number 000101-001567, and 938016 - Serial Number 000101-018587.
These Ariens snowblowers are orange and have "ARIENS" and "SS322" or "SS522" written on top of the engine cover.
Image source: Ariens Single stage snowblower - SS522
The recall also includes Lesco model LSS522 snowblowers with serial numbers 063699000001 through 063699000402. The Lesco snowblowers are green with a "Commercialpulse" label on the engine cover. The model number and serial numbers are on the lower handlebar of the unit.
Ariens and Lesco retail outlets, hardware stores and home centers, including Home Depot, sold these snowblowers nationwide from July 1997 through January 2000. Retail cost ranged between $450 and $560.
Consumers should stop using these snowblowers immediately, and return the unit to a local dealer for a free repair. 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.
--from staff and wire reports