Products recalled over amputation hazards
Ariens is recalling its Sno-Tek Snow Throwers and All-Season Power Brushes due to amputation and laceration risks associated with the machines.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a drive pulley has displayed a tendency to crack while in use, which causes the auger/impeller or brush to continue to rotate after the clutch is disengaged.
The recall affects approximately 5,700 units, though no incidents or injuries have been reported.
Affected models include Ariens and Sno-Tek brand snow throwers and Ariens and Graveley brand power brushes.
The Ariens snow throwers are orange and 22 to 24 inches wide, while the Sno-Tek models are black and 20 to 28 inches wide. The Ariens power brush was sold in orange and the Gravely in red.
They were sold at Home Depot stores and other authorized Ariens dealers nationwide from January 2014 to February 2014 for between $500 and $2,200.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately discontinue use (and especially avoid putting their hands into the discharge chute) and contact Ariens for a free repair.
All products have model and serial numbers printed on a white label on the lower rear of the product, near the wheel. Click here for a detailed list of serial numbers.