In a recent announcement, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall alert for more than 390,000 Honda lawnmower and pressure washer engines, citing significant safety concerns. The affected engines, specifically the Honda HRN216 and HRX217K6 lawnmowers, as well as the GCV170/200 G5B pressure washer engines, are being recalled due to issues with poorly manufactured parts, resulting in unexpected retraction of the starter rope. This defect has led to numerous incidents, with over 2,000 reported injuries related to camshaft failure and an additional 7 reports of minor injuries.
These lawnmowers were made available for purchase through various outlets, including Honda Power Equipment dealers, Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Lowes, Northern Tool, and various farm, agricultural, and rental stores across the nation. They were sold between May 2022 and June 2023, with prices ranging from $550 to $1,100.
For the safety of all users, the CPSC strongly advises owners to cease using these potentially hazardous pieces of equipment immediately. Instead, they are encouraged to take their affected lawnmowers and pressure washers to a Honda Power Equipment dealer, where a thorough inspection and repair will be performed at no cost.
In the event that you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to one of the recalled Honda lawnmower or pressure washer engines, rest assured that you don’t have to navigate this situation alone. The experienced legal team at Friedman Schuman is here to provide you with the support and guidance you need in your product defect case. We are dedicated to helping you recover damages that can offset the financial burden of medical expenses, lost wages, and more.
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