January 27, 2000Fire Hazard Sparks Recall of
Ariens and Lesco Snowblowers
Brillion, WI (SafetyAlerts) - Ariens Co. is
voluntarily recalling about 27,000 Ariens and Lesco model snowblowers. Fuel can leak from
the fuel-line connection, posing a fire hazard.
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:
938010, Serial Number 000101-002251
938011, Serial Number 000101-002295
938012, Serial Number 000101-002096
938015, Serial Number 000101-001567
938016, Serial Number 000101-018587
These Ariens snowblowers are orange and have
"ARIENS" and "SS322" or "SS522" written on top of the engine
The recall also includes Lesco model LSS522
snowblowers with serial numbers 063699000001 through 063699000402. The Lesko 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 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.
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers January 27,
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