People digging out of blizzards across the United States will want to be sure they're not using a Honda snow blower that could potentially cause a fire.
Honda Motor Co. is recalling nearly 18,500 snow blowers because fuel could seep or drip from the machine and cause a fire hazard, the company announced Wednesday. It said it has already received 90 reports of the fuel leak, but no fires have been reported.
The snow blowers affected by the recall include:
- model number HS724 with frame serial number SZBE-1037913 through 1046577;
- model number HS928 with frame serial number SZAS-1151080 through 1169012
- model number HS1132 with frame serial number SZBF-1018734 through 1025998.
Consumers can find the model numbers on the side of the front scoop. Frame serial numbers are located on the rear of the snow blower just below the engine, according to the news report .
The snow blowers were sold at Honda Power Equipment dealers from April 2005 through November 2010 for approximately $2,000 to $3,400.
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer , I urge consumers to check their snow blowers and avoid using it if the device is part of the recall. If you own the recalled product, you can bring them to a Honda Power Equipment dealer for a free fuel tank joint and o-ring replacement.