CPSC Recall - Issued 4/24/2014

Ariens Recalls Snow Throwers and Power Brushes Due to Amputation and Laceration Hazards

Manufacturer: Ariens Company
Product: Ariens and Sno-Tek Snow Throwers, Ariens and Gravely All-Season Power Brushes
Hazard: A drive pulley can crack while in use and cause the auger/impeller or brush to continue to rotate after the clutch lever is disengaged. This poses amputation and laceration hazards to consumers.
Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Ariens and Sno-Tek brand snow throwers and Ariens and Gravely brand power brushes. Ariens Compact and Compack Track Snow-Thro snow throwers included in the recall are orange and 22- to 24-inches wide. Sno-Tek model snow throwers included in the recall are black and 20- to 28-inches wide. Power brushes included in the recall are Ariens and Gravely model PB-28 All Season Brush and Ariens 28-inch brush CE. The Ariens power brush was sold in orange and the Gravely in red. The snow throwers and power brushes have the Ariens, Sno-Tek or Gravely brand name printed on the product. For all recalled units, model and serial numbers are printed on a white label affixed to the lower rear of the product, near the wheel. Model and serial numbers included in the recall are: Ariens Compact and Compact Track Sno-Thro Models Serial Number Range 920013 124912 - 125271 920014 142966 - 143728 920021 003089 - 006233 920022 000531 - 000712 Ariens Sno-Tek Models Serial Number Range 939401 090112 - 090623 920402 143967 - 146057 920403 126501 - 127351 Ariens PB-28 All Season Brush and Ariens 28 CE Brush Models Serial Number Range 921025 040600 - 040660 921313 040163 - 040174 Gravely PB-28 All Season Brush Models Serial Number Range 921026 040061 - 040079 Units with a black check mark on the model/serial number label are not included in the recall.
Remedy: Repair
Sold At: Home Depot stores and other authorized Ariens dealers nationwide from January 2014 to February 2014 for between $500 and $2,200.
Units: About 5,700
Consumer Contact: Ariens Company toll-free at (877) 740-7060 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.ariens.com click on “Recall Information” for more information.
Company Website: www.ariens.com