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Consumer product recall

Shivvers recalls Country Clipper riding lawn mowers

Starting date:
September 25, 2014
Posting date:
September 25, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fire Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Shivvers Manufacturing

Affected products

Country Clipper riding lawn mowers

Product description

This recall involves model year 2012, 2013 and 2014 Country Clipper riding lawn mowers. The recalled mowers are equipped with 27-horsepower Kohler Command CV740 or Kohler Courage SV740 twin cylinder engines. The Command engine is dark gray and has the name and model number on a label on the side of the engine, near the air filter. The Courage engine has a black engine shroud and has the name and model number on the top of the shroud.

The recalled mowers are steered by either a joystick or two steering arms. The recalled mowers were manufactured from October 2011 to May 2014 and include the model names Challenger, Charger, Edge, Jazee, Jazee Pro and Jazee Pro DLX.

The following model years and model numbers are recalled:
Model Year 2012 Model Year 2013 Model Year 2014
2748KOJ-SR225 2752KOJ-SR400 2752KOJ-505
2748KOJ-SR375 2752KOJ-SR500 2752KOT-505
2748KOT-SR225 2752KOT-SR400 2760KOJ-505
2752KOJ-SR225 2752KOT-SR500 2760KOJ-1035
2752KOJ-SR375 2760KOJ-SR400 2760KOJ-1505
2752KOJL-SR375 2760KOJ-SR500 2760KOT-505
2752KOT-SR225 2760KOJ-SR1030 2760KOT-1035
2752KOT-SR375 2760KOJ-SR1500 2760KOT-1505
2760KOHJ-SR375 2760KOT-SR400  
2760KOHT-SR375 2760KOT-SR500  
2760KOJ-SR375 2760KOT-SR1030  
2760KOJ-SR1025 2760KOT-SR1500  


Hazard identified

The ignition module can fail to ground, resulting in overheating and melting, posing a fire hazard.

Shivvers has received four reports in Canada of lawn mower ignition modules overheating and catching fire and four reports in the United States of lawn mower ignition modules overheating and melting.  No injuries have been reported.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these mowers.

Number sold

Approximately 261 of the recalled mowers were sold in Canada and approximately 1,650 in the United States by Country Clipper lawn mower dealers.

Time period sold

The recalled mowers were sold from October 2011 to May 2014 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.


Shivvers Manufacturing Inc.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn mowers and contact a Country Clipper dealer to schedule a free repair.

For more information, consumers can contact Shivvers Manufacturing by telephone at 1-800-344-8237 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, by email or at Country Clipper's website and click on Recall on the left side of the page 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.