April 11, 2000Honda Harmony II Lawn Mowers
Recalled for Gas Leaks
Torrance, CA (SafetyAlerts)
- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), American Honda
Motor Co. Inc. 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 consumers.
American Honda Motor Co. has 25
reports of fuel leaking from these lawnmowers. There have been no fires or injuries
The 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
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: http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/recall.html.
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