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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, DC 20207
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2000
|American Honda Recall Line: (800) 426-7701|
Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Yolanda
Fultz-Morris, (301) 504-7066
CPSC, American Honda Motor Co. Inc. Announce Recall of
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC), American Honda Motor Co. Inc., of Torrance, Calif., is
recalling about 112,000 lawnmowers. The lawnmowers' fuel tanks' seam can split
or crack, leaking fuel, and creating a fire and burn hazard to
American Honda Motor Co. has 25 reports of fuel leaking from
these lawnmowers. There have been no fires or injuries reported.
recall involves Harmony II walk-behind mowers with model numbers HRT216, HRR216
and HRS216. "Harmony II" and the model number are written on the front of the
lawnmowers. The recalled mowers have an engine serial number between 1128495 and
1438098. The engine serial number is located under the fan cover, stamped into
the engine case. The lawnmowers are dark gray with red fan covers. "HONDA" is
written on the top of the fan casing.
Honda power equipment dealers and
The Home Depot sold the lawnmowers nationwide from May 1998 through January 2000
for about $430.
Consumers should stop using these lawnmowers immediately,
and check to see if the gas tank is leaking. If there is a leak, immediately
move the mower away from any possible ignition sources, for example, water
heaters or electric appliances. Empty the fuel tank by following owner manual
instructions. Consumers should take these mowers to a Honda power equipment
dealer who will inspect and replace the fuel tanks free of charge. For dealer
locations and more information, call American Honda Motor Co. at (800) 426-7701
anytime, or visit the company's web site at