The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Honda announced a voluntary recall of Honda lawn mowers.
An estimated 20,500 mowers were sold.
The concern? The lawn mower’s rear shield can break off allowing debris to be thrown toward the operator, which poses a laceration hazard.
American Honda has received one report of a shield breaking off the lawn mower. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves HRX walk-behind lawn mowers with model numbers HRX217(K)2HXA and HRX217(K)2HMA. The model and serial number are printed on a label located on the upper rear of the mower
deck. Serial numbers included in the recall are MAGA-1500001 through 1520532. The recalled lawn mowers are red with “HONDA” written on the bag.
The mowers were sold at authorized American Honda Motor Corporation dealers and Home Depot stores nationwide from October 2007 to June 2008 for about $900.
The mowers were manufactured in the United States.
Consumers are urged to immediately stop using the recalled lawn
mowers and contact their local Honda Lawn and Garden dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners of the recalled lawn mowers have been contacted by direct mail notification.
For additional information, contact Honda at (800) 426-7701 between
8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.