Torrance, CA—Both the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and American Honda Motor Co. voluntarily recalled Honda and Mantis Mini Tillers, over fire hazards the tillers pose. The CPSC recalled about 6,150 tillers on November 16, 2010.
The recall was initiated after discovering that the rubber grommet that is apart of the tiller’s fuel tank can crack and leak fuel, which poses a fire hazard to consumers.
The CPSC reported, “The recalled mini tillers have Honda GX25 mini four-stroke engines and their engine serial numbers can be found on the engine near the fuel tank cap. Both brands come in red and black.
Honda Mini Tiller: Model number FG110 with serial numbers GCALT 1696948 to 1700567.
Mantis Mini Tiller: Model numbers 7262 and 7270 with serial numbers GCART-1165215 to 1171495.
The recalled tillers were sold at Honda Power Equipment Dealers, The Home Depot, outdoor power equipment dealers, rental dealers, retailers, mail order and catalog houses across the U.S. The tillers sold for about $400.
Consumers are advised to contact any Honda Power Equipment dealer or Honda Engine dealer (Mantis owners only) to have your fuel tank assembly replaced free of charge.
For further information, consumers can contact Honda at (888) 888-3139 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their website at www.hondapowerequipment.com
Mantis Mini Tiller owners are advised to either contact Mantis Customer Service at (800) 366-6268, visit www.mantis.com or contact Honda at (888) 888-3139 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.hondapowerequipment.com.
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