Right in the prime of the winter season – with blistering cold temperatures and record blizzards blanketing Colorado and the west – leaking fuel from certain Honda snowblowers is prompting a recall of these valuable machines.
Issued on December 29th, the recall of Honda snowblowers was initiated by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission after Honda received over 90 reports of fuel seepage and dripping from the units.
The CPSC blames the leakage on faulty tank joints and o-rings on the underside of the snowblowers’ fuel tank. And while no injuries connected with this defect have been reported, fuel dripping or seeping out can cause a fire hazard over time.
All of the affected models are red and black and include the following models:
• HS724 (w/ frame serial numbers SZBE-1037913 thru 1046577)
• HS928 (w/ frame serial numbers SZAS-1151080 thru 1169012)
• HS1132 (w/ frame serial numbers SZBF-1018734 thru 1025998)
Locate your model number by looking on the side of the front scoop…locate the frame serial number by looking on the rear of the unit just below the engine. (See picture for more)
Affected units were sold at Honda Power Equipment dealers nationwide between April 2005 and December 2010 for between $2000 and $3400.
Denver personal injury attorneys at the Babcock Law Firm as well as the CPSC recommends you discontinue using your snowblower if it fits the above criteria. Contact the closest Honda Power Equipment dealer immediately to have the tank joints and o-rings replaced.
And if you’ve been suffered injury or lost a loved one because of this or any other defective product, contact Denver personal injury attorneys at the Babcock Law Firm today for a free consultation.