RECALL: PowerSmart Snow Blowers Could Get Stuck in Drive Mode, Posing Injury Hazard
The snow blowers were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide and online through Amazon, Ebay, Home Depot, Walmart, and other retailers
Amerisun has issued a recall for approximately 46,000 PowerSmart snow blowers.
The pulley bolt can loosen and cause the snow blower to get stuck in drive mode, posing an injury hazard to the user and bystanders.
Recalled Product Details
This recall involves model year 2015-2017 Amerisun PowerSmart gas-powered 2 Stage snow blowers. The blowers are red and black and have POWERSMART printed on the driving controls plastic cover. The model number can be found on the PowerSmart sticker located on the metal auger housing just below the chute. The serial number can be found on the bar code sticker below the PowerSmart sticker.
Where and when were they sold?
The impacted PowerSmart snow blowers were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide and online through Amazon, Ebay, Home Depot, Walmart, and other retailers from July 2015 through February 2018.
Amerisun says that, to date, it has received 20 reports of loose pulley bolts, including eight reports of the snow blower getting stuck in drive mode. No injuries have been reported so far.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should immediately stop using and inspect their recalled snow blower to determine if it has a loose pulley bolt. Inspection instructions can be found here.
Consumers with a loose pulley bolt should contact Amerisun at (800) 791-9458 to receive a free repair kit or for instructions on how to get the bolt tightened free of charge.