Recall: Bush Hog HDE Riding Lawn Mowers
On 2017-11-15, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Bush Hog HDE Riding Lawn Mowers due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2017 for about $6200 to $7200.
About 500 units are involved in this Bush Hog riding lawn mower recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Riding Mowers & Yard Tractors category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls,
involving about 700,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The mower blade can separate from the spindle, posing a laceration hazard to the operator or bystanders.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Bush Hog Zero Turn Radius (ZTR) HDE riding lawn mowers sold in black with gray wheels and gray rollover protection structures (ROPs). HDE is printed on the left side of the unit beneath the seat. The mowers were manufactured on or before August 4, 2017. The manufacturing date is located on a plate on the right rear frame, underneath the fender. The 15-digit serial number includes the manufacture date in digits 9-11. Recalled mowers have a date code that represents the number of days since the beginning of the calendar year of 001 through 216 (January 1 through August 4). Mowers with a yellow bolt fastening the blade to the spindle have already been repaired.
These items were sold new+ at Bush Hog dealers nationwide from February 2017 to September 2017 for between $6,200 and $7,200.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn mowers and contact a Bush Hog dealer to arrange for a free repair.
Bush Hog toll-free at 877-873-0145 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.bushhog.com and click "Safety Recall" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received two reports of blade disengagement during product demonstrations. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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