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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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Riding Mowers
Image of Recalled Snapper Brand Riding Lawn Mower 487272
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: 800-227-3798

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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.

Model Serial Number Range
2691325 2017632053 2017840824
2691326 2017723459 2017953873
2691329 2017737659 2017824706
2691330 2017603538 2017772330
2691331 2017633942 2017772150
2691332 2017603223 2017775530
2691333 2017585284 2017585883
2691334 2017707916 2018012782
2691335 2017714879 2018013046
2691336 2017727313 2018003962
2691337 2017736304 2018019132
2691338 2017716723 2018018637
2691339 2017765556 2018026629
2691340 2017751589 2017751716
2691341 2017744904 2017745146
2691343 2017649093 2017652000
2691345 2017779918 2017780488
2691346 2017648707 2017779841
2691361 2017635133 2017635247
2691406 2017649118 2017824328
2691407 2017824420 2017824578
2691415 2017734169 2017985524
2691418 2017751179 2018026900
2691419 2017762911 2017820841
2691450 2017989272 2018030491
7800950 2017654676 2017682423
7800951 2017634484 2017635097
7800952 2017595626 2017667271

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 and click on "Recalls & Warranty" for more information. Dealers can be found using the dealer locator at , , or for more information.


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None reported

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