Yardworks, Yard Machines & Troy-Bilt Snow Thrower Recall [Canada]


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Yardworks, Yard Machines & Troy-Bilt Snow Thrower Recall [Canada]

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Canada/Ottawa: MTD Products Ltd, a Kitchener, Ontario establishment, recalls an estimated 15,020 Yardworks, Yard Machines and Troy-Bilt Snow Throwers from the Canadian marketplace due to possible plastic wheel rim failure with associated plastic fragmentation and consequential risk of laceration, bone fracture, eye damage and property damage, all serious health and safety hazards.

HCSC: http://ht.ly/yHPc30q5OHF

Direct link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2019/71953r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports the recalled Two-Stage Compact Snow Throwers are used for snow removal, as follows:

The affected recalled Snow Throwers have two (2) wheels with plastic tire rims and come in red, green, gray or black. The brand name is printed on the Snow Thrower’s housing. The model number is located on the Snow Thrower’s rear frame, as follows:

  • MTD Yard Machines branded Snow Throwers, sold with a model number of 31A-3AAD500 and sold at The Home Depot, Rona Home Hardware and other retailers
  • MTD Yard Machines branded Snow Throwers, sold with a model number of 31A-3DAD529 and sold at The Home Depot, Rona Home Hardware and other retailers
  • Troy-Bilt branded Snow Throwers, sold with a model number of 31AS3BB2563 and sold at Canadian Tire
  • Troy-Bilt branded Snow Throwers, sold with a model number of 31BS3AAE563 and sold at Canadian Tire
  • Yard Machines, branded Snow Throwers, sold with a model number of 31AS3BAD516 and sold at Canadian Tire
  • Yard Machines branded Snow Throwers, sold with a model number of 31AS3CAD516 and sold at Canadian Tire
  • Yardworks branded Snow Throwers, sold with a model number of 31AS3BAD515 and sold at Canadian Tire

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s design and retail presentation. One (1) additional image of the recalled Snow Throwers can be found on the Web site above.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to Health Canada, if the recalled Snow Thrower’s tires are over-inflated, the plastic wheel rims can burst, posing a risk of lacerations and fractures. As of December 17, 2019, the company has received thirty six (36) reports of injuries in Canada.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Snow Throwers, please do not use them. Instead, kindly contact MTD Products for a free set of replacement wheel rim assemblies made of steel.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact MTD toll-free at 1-800-668-1238 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday.

Please note: the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty and/or dangerous Snow Throwers, please search for “snow” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see all recalls and notifications relating to Laceration hazards, please search for “laceration” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see all recalls and notifications relating to Bone Fracture hazards, please search for “fracture” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see all recalls and notifications relating to Eye Damage hazards, please search for “eye damage” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by MTD Products Ltd., please search for “MTD Products” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed under the MTD Yard Machines brand, please search for “MTD” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed under the Troy-Bilt brand, please search for “Troy-Bilt” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed under the Yard Machines brand, please search for “Yard Machines” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed under the Canadian Tire brand, please search for “Canadian Tire” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
HCSC ID number: RA-71953
Recalls Direct RIN: 12476-2019
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