Briggs & Stratton Corporation recalls Various Riding Lawn Mowers
- Starting date:
- March 20, 2018
- Posting date:
- March 20, 2018
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Outdoor Living
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Various Simplicity, Snapper, and Massey Ferguson riding lawn mowers
This recall involves certain models and serial numbers of Simplicity, Snapper, and Massey Ferguson riding lawn mowers. The riding lawn mowers are black and red or black and orange with “Simplicity”, “Snapper”, or “Massey Fergusen” printed on the hood. The model and serial numbers are located on the lower right side of the riding lawn mowers.
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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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 the operator and bystanders.
As of February 27, 2018, Briggs & Stratton Corporation has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada or the United States.
Approximately 298 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 12,650 were sold in the United States.
Time period sold
The recalled products were sold from August 2016 to January 2018 in Canada and in the United States.
Place of origin
Manufactured in the United States.
Briggs & Stratton Corporation
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact a Briggs & Stratton dealer to schedule a free repair.
For more information, consumers may contact Briggs & Stratton Corporation by telephone toll-free at 1-800- 227-3798 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website. Dealers can be found using the dealer locator at simplicitymfg, snapper, or masseylawn for more information.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.