Snow Thrower Recall
CBJ — About 15,000 snow throwers have been recalled by Health Canada, which identified a risk of the wheel rims breaking if the tires are overinflated.
As of mid-December 2019 there were at least 35 reports of laceration injuries associated with the defect.
The affected products are various models from Yardworks, Yard Machines, MTD Yard Machines and Troy-Bilt Series 2 Stage Snow Throwers. A snow thrower uses its auger to throw the snow, while a snow blower has an additional fan that blows out the snow.
The recalled products are manufactured by MTD Products and were sold between 2004 to 2006 at retail outlets including: Home Depot, Rona Home Hardware and Canadian Tire.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using their snow thrower and contact MTD for free replacement wheel rims.