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Snowblowers recalled in Canada

By: Harry Callaghan
Posted: December 31, 2019 05:03

Over-inflated tires can cause plastic wheel rims to burst

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More than 15,000 snowblowers have been recalled in Canada.

Health Canada says 4 brands sold at Home Depot, Rona, Canadian Tire, Home Hardware and other retailers, between July 2004 and March 2006, are included in the December 30th recall.

The agency says over-inflated tires can cause the plastic wheel rims to burst posing a risk of lacerations and fractures.

As of December 17th, the manufacturer MTD Products Ltd. had received 36 reports of injuries in Canada.

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact MTD for a free set of replacement wheel rim assemblies made of steel.

The affected snowblowers include seven different models of the following brand names: MTD Yard Machines, Troy-Bilt, Yard Machines and Yardworks. 

Most were sold at Canadian Tire.

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