Briggs & Stratton is recalling approximately 5,400 Ariens Snow-Thro 24 inch snow blowers. The snow blower's carburetor bowl nut can allow gas to escape from the unit, posing a fire hazard.
The recalled snow blowers are 24-inches wide and come in orange with black. Recalled products have the model number 920014 and serial numbers ranging from 100,000 through 119,039 that can be found on an Ariens-brand label on the lower back panel of the product with the warranty code.
There is also a Briggs & Stratton engine model number 13D1370110 F1 labeled on the side of the engine with the serial number range from 12053000000 through 12071699999. Engines with a circular black marker dot located on the right side of the engine base, below the electric starter and just above the oil drain plug, have already been inspected and are not part of this recall.
The snow blowers included in this recall were sold at Ariens dealers and Home Depot stores nationwide from August 2012 through September 2012 for about $800 to $1000.
Consumers should immediately stop using the snow blower and return it to an authorized Briggs & Stratton dealer for free repair.
For additional information on this recall, contact Briggs & Stratton toll-free at 877-564-0172.