Multiple news agencies have reported that although no incidents have been linked to the Ariens Compact Snow Blowers, the company Briggs & Stratton decided to issue this recall in order to prevent any potential injuries.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 5,400 units of these snow blowers have been recalled due to an issue with the product’s carburetor bowl nut, which could allow gas to escape from the device, increasing the risk of a fire.
The company has stated that all units affected by this product can be identified by the model number 13D1370110 F1. The reports indicate that these products should not be used. Consumers who were affected by this recall are urged to contact the manufacturer as soon as possible or an authorized Briggs & Stratton dealer in order to have the product repaired at once.
The defective products were sold between August and September 2012 at Home Depot. Hopefully, this recall campaign is successful and all units of these products are repaired before any incidents are reported. Consumers who are affected by any recalls should be alert and prevent any potential risks by responding to the recall announcement and following instructions on how to have the problem eradicated at once.
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