Blount International Recalls Replacement Blades Used with Ariens Lawnmowers Due to Laceration Hazard

This recall involves Blount lawnmower replacement blades for Ariens 48-inch lawnmowers. The replacement lawnmower blades can break during normal use.

Recall date: January 25, 2012
Recall number: 12-094

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Oregon® Replacement Lawnmower Blades

Hazard:

The replacement lawnmower blades can break during normal use, posing a laceration hazard to the user and bystanders.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact (866) 685-5449 between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.blount.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 950

Description

This recall involves Blount lawnmower replacement blades for Ariens 48-inch lawnmowers. The replacement blades are sold under the Oregon® brand name. “Oregon®,” part number “91-003” and “PA” or “PJ” are printed on the surface of the recalled blades.

Incidents/Injuries

Blount has received seven reports of replacement blades breaking during use. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using lawnmowers with the recalled blades and return the blades to the store where purchased or directly to Blount for a free replacement.

Sold at

ndependent lawn and garden sales and service stores nationwide from January 2010 through September 2011 for about $20.

Manufacturer(s)

Blount International Inc., of Kansas City, Mo.

Manufactured in

United States