American Honda Motor Co. Inc., of Torrance, California, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, has recalled 18,500 Honda snowblowers.
The snowblowers were recalled because the fuel tank joint and O-ring located on the underside of the fuel tank can seep or drip fuel over time, posing a fire hazard.
Honda has received 90 reports of fuel either seeping or dripping. No fires have been reported.
The snowblowers are red and black and include the following Models and Frame Serial Numbers: HS724 SZBE-1037913 through 1046577; HS928 SZAS-1151080 through 1169012; and HS1132 SZBF-1018734 through 1025998.
They were sold Honda Power Equipment dealers nationwide from April 2005 through November 2010 for between $2,000 and $3,400.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowblowers and contact any Honda Power Equipment dealer to arrange for a free fuel tank joint and O-ring replacement. Registered owners of the recalled snowblowers will be mailed a notice.
For additional information, contact Honda at (888) 888-3139 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.hondapowerequipment.com.