In 2006 the CSPC and MTD announced a recall of around 130,000 snow throwers sold under the Troy-Bilt, Craftsman and Yard Machines brands. An issue with tire pressure resulted in some plastic wheel rims bursting and injuring consumers when the tires were overinflated.
As of the recall date, the manufacturer had received reports of 16 injuries, but we are finding that the recall notice did not reach all consumers, and many snow throwers are still in use today. Customers still using the snow throwers should contact MTD for further instructions. If you have been injured by one of these machines, it may also be important to contact an attorney and protect your legal rights.
The recalled snow throwers were as follows:
|Troy-Bilt||31AS3BB2766||5.5 HP 24-inch Two Stage|
|Yard Machines||31A-3AAD700||5 HP 22-inch Two Stage|
|31A-3BAD700||5.5 HP 22-inch Two Stage|
|31A-3BAD729||5.5 HP 22-inch Two Stage|
|31A-3BAD752||5.5 HP 22-inch Two Stage|
|31A-3BAD762||5.5 HP 22-inch Two Stage|
|31AS3DDE729||7 HP 24-inch Two Stage|
|Craftsman||247.88255||5.5 HP 24-inch Two Stage|
|247.88700||5 HP 22-inch Two Stage|