Snowed in residents may want to be sure to clear the driveways using something other than Sno-Trek snow blowers being recalled for laceration risks.
Sno-Trek announced last week the recall of 1,500 Sno-Trek snow blowers in the U.S. and 300 snow blowers in Canada because of a missing safety shield above the side mounted electric starter, which poses a laceration hazard to consumer's fingers, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada.
"The recalled snow blowers have a LCT StormForce engine with 'Sno-Tek' printed across a metal handlebar plate. Snow blowers with model numbers 920402 and 920403 and UPC codes 5105803094 and 5105803095 are included in this recall. Only snow blowers with engine model number PW1HK18650781DE-ABGOQUVE1M with serial numbers ranging from 1065H04008325A through 1065H04012104A are affected by this recall. The product model number and UPC codes are printed on a label attached to the outside of the gear box near the left wheel," reported the CPSC press release .
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer , I urge consumers to contact LCT StormForce for a free repair kit and installation instructions to fix the laceration hazard. The company will also fix the snow blowers for free. For more information, call LCT's Service Network at (800) 558-5402.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .