Amerisun of Itasca, Ill., is recalling about 46,000 PowerSmart snow blowers sold in the U.S. and Canada.
The pulley bolt can loosen and cause the snow blower to get stuck in drive mode, posing an injury hazard.
The firm has received 20 reports of loose pulley bolts -- 15 in the U.S. and five in Canada -- including eight reports of the snow blower getting stuck in drive mode. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves model years 2015 – 2017 Amerisun PowerSmart gas-powered 2 Stage snow blowers.
The snow blowers are red and black and have “ POWERSMART ” printed on the driving controls plastic cover.
The following models and serial numbers are being recalled:
The model number can be found on the PowerSmart sticker located on the metal auger housing just below the chute. The serial number can be found on the bar code sticker below the PowerSmart sticker.
The snow blowers, manufactured in China, were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Ebay.com, Homedepot.com, Lowes.com, Walmart.com, and other websites from July 2015, through February 2018, for between $500 and $800.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snow blowers and inspect their snow blower to determine if it has a loose pulley bolt. Inspection instructions can be found at: https://powersmartusa.com/pages/bolt-inspection-instruction-sheet. Consumers with a loose pulley bolt should contact Amerisun for a free repair kit or for instructions on how to get the bolt tightened free of charge.
Consumers may contact Amerisun at 800-791-9458 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET), by email at email@example.com or online at www.powersmartusa.com and click on Recall to Repair at the bottom of the page for more information.