CPSC: Riding Mowers
On 2018-03-20, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding Riding Mowers due to a potential Impact & Impalement hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2016 for about $1500 to $13000.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Briggs & Stratton riding mower recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 5th recall of products in the Riding Mowers & Yard Tractors category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 70 similar recalls,
involving about 900,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The reverse-mow option switch can malfunction and allow the riding lawn mowers to unintentionally mow when being driven in a reverse direction, posing a risk of injury to bystanders.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Snapper, Simplicity and Massey Ferguson brand riding lawn mowers. The riding lawn mowers were sold in red/black or orange/black color combinations with a Snapper, Massey Fergusen or Simplicity logo on the hood. Riding mowers with the following model and serial numbers are included in the recall. The model and serial numbers are located on the frame near the front tires. If a black dot is present on either the equipment ID label or the shipping crate label, the product has been repaired and is not included in the recall.
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These items were sold new+ at Briggs & Stratton dealers nationwide from August 2016 through January 2018 for between $1,500 and $13,000.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact a Briggs & Stratton dealer to schedule a free repair.
Briggs & Stratton at 800-227-3798 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, online at www.briggsandstratton.com and click on "Recalls & Warranty" for more information. Dealers can be found using the dealer locator at www.simplicitymfg.com , www.snapper.com , or www.masseylawn.com for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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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