Husqvarna Issues Recall for Tillers Due to Handling Issue

Husqvarna Issues Recall for Tillers Due to Handling Issue
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July 23, 2015

If you're struggling to handle your garden tiller, it may not be just human error.

Husqvarna is issuing a recall for several models of its rear tine tillers. The decision comes after the discovery that the tiller's transmission shift rod and clip can come into contact with the control cable during shifting and cause the tiller to unintentionally move forward or backward. This poses a risk of laceration or other bodily injury.

The tillers are used for plowing, cultivation, and ridging gardens and lawns. They feature an engine that powers the wheels and the rear tines. The equipment was sold nationwide at hardware stores, home centers, and independent outdoor power equipment dealers between October 2014 and May 2015 for between $600 and $850.

A full list of the recalled brands, model numbers, and serial numbers can be found here.

Consumers are urged to cease use of the equipment immediately and to return it to the nearest Husqvarna dealer for a free repair. Customers with questions can contact the company at (877) 257-6921.