Various brands of power tools and yard equipment recalled due to alleged risk of fire hazard. Tecumseh Engines manufactures engines for generators, lawn mowers, weed wackers, snow blowers, etc. After hundreds of reports of disconnected fuel lines and fuel leaks causing fires, injuries, and property damage, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission prompted a recall.
Thousands of power tools in question have been sold at hardware stores nationwide including Lowes, Home Depot, Sam's Club, Costco, and online retailers, from 2005 to January 2006. Recalled products and brands include:
Two-Stage Snow Throwers: Ariens, Craftsman, Cub Cadet, Huskee, Husqvarna, MTD Gold Series, Murray, Toro, Poulan Pro,Troy-Bilt, White Outdoor, Yard Machines, Yard Man
Log Splitter: Yard Machines
Ice Augers and Post Hole Diggers: Jiffy, Eskimo, Earthquake, Hoffco, MEPCO
Fun-Karts: Carter Brothers, Ken Bar
Generators: Coleman Powermate, NorthStar
Lawn Vac/Chipper: Agri-Fab, Craftsman
Lawn Mower: Toro
String Trimmers: Ariens
Consumers with these products should contact the manufacturer for a free inspection and repair. These products have sold for $200 and $2000.