About 6,150 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Honda and Mantis Mini Tillers with Honda Engines have been recalled due to fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed and notes that itâ€™s illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The Honda and Mantis Mini Tillers were manufactured by the American Honda Motor Co., of Torrance, California.
A rubber grommet that is part of the engine’s fuel tank may crack and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.
The recalled mini tillers have Honda GX25 mini four-stroke engines and their engine serial numbers can be found on the engine near the fuel tank cap. Both brands come in red and black:
Â§ Honda Mini Tiller: Model number FG110 with serial numbers GCALT 1696948 to 1700567.
Â§ Mantis Mini Tiller: Model numbers 7262 and 7270 with serial numbers GCART-1165215 to 1171495.
The recalled Honda and Mantis Mini Tillers were sold at Honda Power Equipment Dealers, The Home Depot, outdoor power equipment dealers, rental dealers, retailers, mail order, and catalog houses nationwide from March 2010 through September 2010 for about $400. The engines were manufactured in Thailand and assembled in the United States using domestic and globally sourced products.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using any mini tiller with engines in the affected serial number ranges and to contact any Honda Power Equipment dealer or Honda Engine dealer (Mantis owners only) to arrange to have the fuel tank assembly replaced free of charge. Registered owners of the recalled mini tillers will be sent a notice by mail.
Â§ Honda FG110 mini-tiller owners should contact Honda, toll-free, at (888) 888-3139 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at www.hondapowerequipment.com
Â§ Mantis mini-tiller owners should either contact Mantis Customer Service, toll-free, at (800) 366-6268, visit www.mantis.com, or contact Honda at (888) 888-3139 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at www.hondapowerequipment.com
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