The improperly manufactured camshafts in the engines can cause the starter rope to suddenly retract when pulling to start, posing an injury hazard.
This recall involves Honda HRN216 and HRX217K6 lawnmowers and the GCV170/200 G5B pressure washer engines.
The gas-fueled walk-behind lawn mowers are red and black with “HONDA” written on the clipping collection bag. The model and serial number are printed on a label located on the upper rear of the mower deck. The pressure washer engines are mounted on various original equipment manufacturer frames. The serial number of the engine is engraved on a flat spot on the engine.
Honda has received 2,197 reports of incidents related to camshaft failures, including seven reports of minor personal injuries.
Name of Product: Honda Lawnmowers and Pressure Washer Engines
Recall Date: September 14, 2023
Recall Number: 23-287
Hazard: The improperly manufactured camshafts in the engines can cause the starter rope to suddenly retract when pulling to start, posing an injury hazard.
Sold At: Lawnmowers were sold at Honda Power Equipment dealers, Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Lowes, Northern Tool and various farm, agricultural and rental stores nationwide from May 2022 to June 2023 for between $550 and $1,100. Pressure washer engines were sold at Lowes, Home Depot and other retail stores nationwide from June 2022 to August 2023 for between $370 and $550.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawnmowers and pressure washers equipped with recalled engines and contact an authorized Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule an appointment for a free inspection and repair.
Units: About 391,800
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