Pinched Throttle Cable Leads to Recall for Honda Mini Tiller

Honda has received 30 reports of throttle cable damage

Pinched Throttle Cable Leads to Recall for Honda Mini Tiller
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May 25, 2016

A piece of equipment used for landscaping or yard work has been recalled by the American Honda Motor Company.

Honda has announced that it is recalling its FG110K1AT Mini Tiller. The throttle cable can be pinched during packaging, causing the tiller tines to rotate unexpectedly when the lever is not engaged, posing a risk of serious injury to consumers.

The company has received 30 reports of throttle cable damage. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled mini tillers have gasoline engines that power rotating tines to dig into the ground and cultivate the soil. The mini tillers are red and black with HONDA printed on the front tine guard and are about 14 inches wide by 39 inches tall. The serial number range included in this recall is from FAAA-1200001 through 1540521. The serial number can be found on the top side cover of the tillers.

About 225,000 mini tillers in North America are subject to the recall.

The equipment could be purchased at Honda Power Equipment dealers and Home Depot stores and online from December 2007 through March 2016 for between $350 and $380.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mini tillers and contact their local authorized Honda dealer to schedule an appointment to have the throttle cable inspected for damage and repaired, free of charge.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact American Honda Motor Company at (888) 888-3139.