MTD Snow Throwers Recalled
Risk Of Wheel Rims Bursting
MTD Products have recalled about 130,000 units of the two-stage,
compact snow throwers.
If the snow thrower's tires are over-inflated, the plastic wheel rims
can burst, which poses a risk of lacerations. MTD has received reports
of 16 injuries, including fractured fingers, a broken toe and facial
The recalled snow thrower has two wheels and comes in red, green, gray
or black. Troy-Bilt, Yard Machines or Craftsman is printed on the snow
thrower. The model number is located on the rear of the machine.
The recalled models are Troy-Bilt, model 31AS3BB2766; Yard Machines
models 31A-3AAD700, 31A-3BAD700, 31A-3BAD729, 31A-3BAD752, 31A-3BAD762
and 31AS3DDE729; and Craftsman models 247.88255 and 247.88700.
The Troy-Bilt and Yard Machines snow throwers were sold at independent
dealers, home improvement and hardware stores. The Craftsman snow
throwers were sold at Sears and Kmart stores between July 2004 and
March 2006 for between $500-$800.
Consumers should contact MTD for a free service kit. For more
information, contact MTD at 888-848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
EDT, or visit the company's Web site.