MTD Snow Thrower Recall


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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 lacerations.
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.
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Plastic rims, must be a chinese thing to do.
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m Ransley wrote:

Read were they were sold, its a "big box store" thing to do.
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Looks like these were the cheaper two stage ones with one forward speed.
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