Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products N.A. Inc., of Charlotte, NC, has recalled roughly 24,000 tillers. The transmission shift rod and clip can come into contact with the control cable during shifting and cause the tiller to unintentionally move forward or backward, posing a risk of bodily injury and/or laceration. However, no injuries have yet been reported.
This recall involves Ariens, Husqvarna, Jonsered and Poulan Pro brand rear-tine tillers used for plowing, cultivation and ridging gardens and lawns. The tillers have an engine to power the wheels and the rear tines, an operator handle with forward and reverse transmission and tilling widths ranging from 17 to 19 inches.
Visit the CPSC website for more information on the specific models and serial numbers affected.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tillers and return it to the nearest Husqvarna dealer for a free repair. The tillers were sold at hardware stores, home centers and independent outdoor power equipment dealers from October 2014 through May 2015 for between $600 and $850.