Consumer product recall

Yardworks, Yard Machines and Troy-Bilt Snow Throwers [recall originally posted by MTD in 2006] recalled due to risk of injury

Starting date:
December 30, 2019
Posting date:
December 30, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Laceration Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Last updated:


  • Product:
    Yardworks, Yard Machines, MTD Yard Machines and Troy-Bilt Series 2 Stage Snow Throwers sold in or around 2004-2006
  • Issue:
    The plastic wheel rims can break if over-inflated, posing a risk of lacerations and fractures
  • What to do:
    Immediately stop using the product and contact MTD for free replacement wheel rims

Affected products

Yardworks, Yard Machines, and Troy-Bilt 300 Series 2 Stage Snow Throwers sold in or around 2004-2006

Product description

The recalled two-stage compact snow throwers are used for snow removal. The affected snow throwers have two wheels with plastic tire rims and come in red, green, gray or black. The brand name is printed on the snow thrower's housing. The model number is located on the snow thrower's rear frame.

The following model numbers are affected:
Brand Model Numbers Sold at
MTD Yard Machines 31A-3AAD500 The Home Depot, Rona Home Hardware and other retailers
Troy-Bilt 31AS3BB2563

Canadian Tire

Yard Machines 31AS3BAD516
Yardworks 31AS3BAD515


Hazard identified

If the snow thrower's tires are over-inflated, the plastic wheel rims can burst, posing a risk of lacerations and fractures.

As of December 17, 2019, the company has received 36 reports of injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 15,020 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from July 2004 to March 2006.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.



MTD Products Ltd




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact MTD for a free set of replacement wheel rim assemblies made of steel.

Consumers can contact MTD toll-free at (800) 668-1238 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.

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.