Recall: SureFit riding lawn mower blade spindle shafts and assemblies
On 2018-01-04, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding SureFit riding lawn mower blade spindle shafts and assemblies due to a potential hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2017 for about $20 to $58.
About 900 units are involved in this MTD lawn mower blades recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st 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 blade spindle shaft can break during lawn mowing and the broken blade pieces can become projectiles. This poses a risk of an impact injury to bystanders or damage to property.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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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 riding lawn mowers with SureFit blade spindle shaft and/or assemblies and contact SureFit for instructions on receiving a free replacement blade spindle shaft. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.
SureFit toll-free at 855-971-2299 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. or online at www.mtdproducts.com and click on Product Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
SureFit has received one report of blade spindle shaft breaking. No injuries or property damage 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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