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Lawn Mowers Recalled by American Honda Motor Corp. Due to Laceration Hazard
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 426-7701
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Lawn Mowers Recalled by Honda Motor Corp. Due to Laceration Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Honda Lawn Mowers
Manufacturer: Honda Motor Corp., of Torrance, Calif.
Hazard: The lawn mower?s rear shield can break off allowing debris to be thrown toward the operator, which poses a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Honda has received one report of a shield breaking off the lawn mower. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves HRX walk-behind lawn mowers with model numbers HRX217(K)2HXA and HRX217(K)2HMA. The model and serial number are printed on a label located on the upper rear of the mower deck. Serial numbers included in the recall are MAGA-1500001 through 1520532. The recalled lawn mowers are red with ?HONDA? written on the bag.
Sold by: Authorized Honda Motor Corp. dealers and Home Depot stores nationwide from October 2007 to June 2008 for about $900.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn mowers and contact their local Honda Lawn and Garden dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners of the recalled lawn mowers have been contacted by direct mail notification.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Honda at (800) 426-7701 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Honda?s Web site at www.hondapowerequipment.com
Pictures of Recalled Lawn Mower
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