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Safety Alert

All Power America Recalls Snow Throwers Due to Fire Hazard

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: Single Stage Snow Thrower

Hazard: Exposure to Chinese gasoline for extended periods of time while testing the product overseas caused the carburetor needle to become corroded and allow fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: All Power America toll-free at (888) 896-6881 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at http://www.allpoweramerica.com/ and click on Safety Recall for more recall information.

Units: About 10,000

Description: This recall involves All Power brand single stage snow throwers. The snow throwers are black and yellow and have a red cap on the gas tank. They have a 20 inch wide snow clearing width and an 87cc, 4 cycle engine. The model number of the recalled snow throwers is SB044P which is printed on a yellow and black sticker located on the top of the unit with the phrase "20 Inch Clearing Width."

Incidents/Injuries: The company has received 58 reports of carburetor leaks. No fires or injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using their snow thrower and contact All-Power to obtain a free repair.

Sold at: Menards Stores and independent hardware retailers from September 2012 through December 2013 for about $200.

Manufacturer: Suzhou Murray Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Jiangsu, China.

Importer: Steele Products, a subsidiary of Jaing Dong North America (JDNA).

Manufactured in: China