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CPSC Recalls Arien Company Snow Throwers

Boston locals may have to worry about more than just a slip and fall when trying to clear snow off their driveway or on the streets. According to the Office of Information and Public Affairs, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall for snow throwers from the Wisconsin-based Ariens Company due to potential injuries that may occur when operating the device.

The CPSC warned consumers that attempts to clear the snow throwers’ collector or discharge chute could lead to possible and dangerous finger or hand injuries. Even though no reported injuries have been received, the CPSC ordered a recall on the orange and black snow thrower with model number 921020 and serial numbers ranging from 000101 to 001229.

Many people who own the Ariens snow thrower might even have to come up with different ways of clearing the snow around their homes in lieu of the recall. After battling another East Coast snow storm this week, state Governor Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency. Reuters reported Massachusetts areas like Berkshire County or even Boston may have between 8 to possibly 32 inches of snow.

Most of the snow devices have been sold at Home Depot and local Ariens authorized dealerships, and the company fixed around 600 of the model units before they were put on sale. Owners of the snow thrower are asked to contact the Ariens Company to check whether their equipment has been fixed or still needs to be repaired.

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