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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
January 27, 2000
|Company Phone Number: (888) 927-4367 |
Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Yolanda
Fultz-Morris, (301) 504-7066
CPSC, Ariens Co. Announce Recall of Snowblowers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In
cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Ariens Co.,
of Brillion, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 27,000 Ariens and Lesco model
snowblowers. Fuel can leak from the fuel-line connection, posing a fire
Ariens Co. has received 30 reports of fuel leaking from these
snowblowers. No injuries have been reported.
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:
Ariens snowblowers are orange and have "ARIENS" and "SS322" or "SS522" written
on top of the engine cover.
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
Ariens and Lesco retail outlets, hardware stores and home centers,
including Home Depot, sold these snowblowers nationwide from July 1997 through
January 2000 for $450 to $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.