Honda Australia Motorcycle and Power Equipment Pty. Ltd. — HRN216 and HRX217 lawn mowers (all models)

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Product description

HRN216 Mulch and Catch Domestic Lawn Mower with GCV170 engine. Models:
HRX217 Mulch and Catch Premium Domestic Lawn Mower with GCV200 engine.
HRX217HZU (Electric Start)
See identifying number list below:

photograph of HRN216PKU
photograph of HRN216VKU
photograph of HR217HZA
photograph of HRN216VYU
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Reasons the product is recalled

Due to a manufacturing defect, the camshaft decompressor mechanism in the engine can malfunction.

In models without an electric starter this excessive force may be required to pull the starter rope to start the engine.

In the model with an electric starter the electric starter may fail to start the motor.

The hazards to consumers

There is a risk of a strain injury from kickback of the starter rope because of high compression within the engine. 

What consumers should do

Consumers should stop using affected lawn mowers immediately and contact the nearest Authorized Honda Power Equipment Dealer to arrange for their lawn mower to be repaired, free of charge.

Consumers can use the following link to locate authorised Honda dealers: Honda Dealer Locator.

For more information contact Honda customer relations on 1300 559 846 or email

Traders who sold this product

Authorized Honda Power Equipment dealers
Bunnings Warehouse
Honda online store
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List of traders who sold this product

Where the product was sold


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Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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