Husqvarna Canada Corporation recalls Husqvarna and Poulan Pro Rear-Tine Tillers
- Starting date:
- July 23, 2015
- Posting date:
- July 23, 2015
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Outdoor Living
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Husqvarna Canada Corporation
Husqvarna DRT900E and Poulan Pro PRRT900 Rear-Tine Tillers
This recall involves Husqvarna 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 (43 to 48 centimetres).
|Brand||Model Name||Colour||Serial Number|
|Husqvarna||DRT900E||Orange with black and grey trim||101514MXXXXX to 053115MXXXX|
|Poulan Pro||PRRT900||Black and gold|
The model number and serial numbers are printed on a label next to the tiller’s engine. The brand name is printed on the side of the tiller.
The tiller’s 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 an injury hazard to the user.
Neither Health Canada nor Husqvarna Canada has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries in Canada.
Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products N.A. Inc. has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries in the United States.
Approximately 520 units were sold in Canada, and approximately 24,000 units were sold in the United States by authorized Husqvarna dealers and retail establishments.
Time period sold
The recalled units were sold from October 2014 to June 2015.
Place of origin
Manufactured in the United States.
Husqvarna Canada Corp.
Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products N.A. Inc.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tillers and return it to the nearest authorized dealer for a free repair.
For more information, consumers may contact Husqvarna by telephone toll free at 1-877-257-6921, Monday to Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. EST. Consumers may also visit Husqvarna and Poulan Pro websites for more information.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.