MTD Products Company recalls SureFit blade spindle shaft and assembly
- Starting date:
- January 4, 2018
- Posting date:
- January 4, 2018
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Outdoor Living
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and MTD Product Company
SureFit Blade Spindle Shaft and Blade Spindle Assembly
This recall involves the SureFit blade spindle shaft and assembly which are intended for use as replacements for parts that wear out or need replaced on lawn and garden equipment. The blade spindle shafts and assemblies are the parts that hold the blade onto the deck of a riding lawn tractor. There is a spindle for each blade under the deck.
The blade spindle shaft can be sold separately or as a component of the blade spindle assembly.
|Product Name||Part Number||UPC|
|Surefit Blade Spindle Shaft||504-00346||889021140298|
|Surefit Blade Spindle Assembly||504-00341||889021135566|
Testing by the company has revealed the blade shaft can fail when the blade impacts something hard like a strong tree root, protruding rock, a sprinkler head or a rigid object. When the shaft fails, it breaks and the blade detaches, posing an injury hazard.
As of December 20, 2017, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries.
Approximately 31 units of the spindle and 43 units of the assemblies were sold in Canada. Approximately 113 spindles and 785 units of the assemblies were sold in the United States.
Time period sold
The affected products were sold from January 2017 to October 2017 in Canada and the United States.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China.
MTD Products Company
Changzhou Qiyoo Precision Machinery Co., Ltd.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop operating their lawn tractor, and return the part to the place of purchase. MTD Products dealers will replace the affected product at no charge to the consumer.
For more information, consumers may contact MTD Products Company by telephone at 1-855-971-2299 between 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST Monday to Friday, and between 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST Saturday and Sunday, by email, or by visiting the MTD Products Company website for more details regarding this recall.
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.