Honda and Columbia Lawnmowers Recalled Over Safety Hazard

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Honda and Columbia Lawnmowers are being recalled by the Torrance, California-based American Honda Motor Company.  There are far more Honda lawnmowers (at 20,800) than Columbia lawnmowers (at 48) affected by the recall, and in addition to the United States, there are 3,000 Columbia lawnmowers in Canada being recalled.  An issue with the engine stop switch could pose a hazard in that, when the user removes pressure from the handlebar blade lever, that blade could continue to twirl without the user’s knowledge.  He or she may then be injured.  11 instances of this hazard have been reported, but thankfully, those did not lead to any injuries.  Free repairs can be sought from Honda dealers, and until that is accomplished, the 21-inch mowers should not be used.  The items were sold all throughout last year.

For more about the recall, follow this link.