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All Power America Recalls Snow Throwers Due to Fire Hazard

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of Product:  Single Stage Snow Thrower

Hazard: Exposure to Chinese gasoline for extended periods of time while testing the product overseas caused the carburetor needle to become corroded and allow fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Remedy:  Repair

Consumer Contact:  All Power America toll-free at (888) 896-6881 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at http://www.allpoweramerica.com/ and click on Safety Recall for more recall information.  

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/All-Power-America-Recalls-Snow-Throwers/

Recall Details

Units: About 10,000

Description: This recall involves All Power brand single stage snow throwers. The snow throwers are black and yellow and have a red cap on the gas tank. They have a 20 inch wide snow clearing width and an 87cc, 4 cycle engine. The model number of the recalled snow throwers is SB044P which is printed on a yellow and black sticker located on the top of the unit with the phrase "20 Inch Clearing Width."

Incidents/Injuries: The company has received 58 reports of carburetor leaks. No fires or injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using their snow thrower and contact All-Power  to obtain a free repair.

Sold at: Menards Stores and independent hardware retailers from September 2012 through December 2013 for about $200.

Importer: Steele Products, a subsidiary of Jaing Dong North America (JDNA).

Manufacturer: Suzhou Murray Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Jiangsu, China.

Manufactured in: China

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