Snow blower can cut off finger

On February 17, 2011 the Ariens Sno-Tek Snow Blower is jointly recalled with Liquid Combustion Technology, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC).

This recall involves Ariens Sno-Tek Snow Blowers. The recalled snow blowers have model numbers 920402 and 920403. The model serial decal is located on a label attached to the outside of the gear box of the product behind the left wheel. The engine serial numbers included in the recall of these models range from 1065H04008325A through 1065H04012104A.

What is the danger?

This products's engine is missing a safety shield, posing a finger laceration hazard.

At time of the recall Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these snow blowers.

What should I do?

You should immediately check if your snow blower's engine is included in the recall and contact Liquid Combustion Technology to arrange installation of a free repair kit.

For more information, you may contact Liquid Combustion Technology at 1-800-552-8094 or visit the firm's website.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 300 units of the recalled snow blowers were sold in Canada at Home Depot stores.

In the United States, approximately 1,500 of the recalled snow blowers were distributed.

The recalled products were sold from October 2010 to December 2010 in Canada and the United States.

These snow blowers were manufactured by Liquid Combustion Technology, South Carolina.