WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Honda and Mantis Mini Tillers
Units: About 6,150
Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Co., of Torrance, Calif.
Hazard: A rubber grommet that is part of the engine's fuel tank may crack and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: 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.
Sold at: Honda Power Equipment Dealers, The Home Depot, outdoor power equipment dealers, rental dealers, retailers, mail order and catalog houses nationwide from March 2010 through September 2010 for about $400.
Manufactured: The engines were made in Thailand and assembled in the United States using domestic and globally sourced products.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using any mini tiller with engines in the affected serial number ranges and contact any Honda Power Equipment dealer or Honda Engine dealer (Mantis owners only) to arrange to have the fuel tank assembly replaced free of charge. Registered owners of the recalled mini tillers will be sent a notice by mail.
Consumer Contact: For additional information:
• Honda FG110 mini-tiller owners should contact Honda at (888) 888-3139 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.hondapowerequipment.com
• Mantis mini-tiller owners should 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
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11040.html.