Briggs & Stratton Corporation recalls Various Riding Lawn Mowers

Starting date:
March 20, 2018
Posting date:
March 20, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-66160

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Briggs & Stratton Corporation

Affected products

Various Simplicity, Snapper, and Massey Ferguson riding lawn mowers

Product description

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.

The following products are included in this recall:
Model Number Brand Model Name Beginning Serial Number Ending Serial Number
2691325 Simplicity Legacy 2017632053 2017840824
2691326 Simplicity Legacy 2017723459 2017953873
2691329 Simplicity Regent 2017737659 2017824706
2691330 Simplicity Regent 2017603538 2017772330
2691331 Simplicity Regent 2017633942 2017772150
2691332 Simplicity Regent 2017603223 2017775530
2691333 Simplicity Regent 2017585284 2017585883
2691334 Simplicity Broadmoor 2017707916 2018012782
2691335 Simplicity Broadmoor 2017714879 2018013046
2691336 Simplicity Broadmoor 2017727313 2018003962
2691337 Simplicity Broadmoor 2017736304 2018019132
2691338 Simplicity Conquest 2017716723 2018018637
2691339 Simplicity Conquest 2017765556 2018026629
2691340 Simplicity Prestige 2017751589 2017751716
2691341 Simplicity Prestige 2017744904 2017745146
2691343 Snapper SPX 2017649093 2017652000
2691345 Snapper SPX 2017779918 2017780488
2691346 Snapper SPX 2017648707 2017779841
2691361 Massey Ferguson MF2000 2017635133 2017635247
2691406 Snapper SPX 2017649118 2017824328
2691407 Snapper SPX 2017824420 2017824578
2691415 Simplicity Legacy 2017734169 2017985524
2691418 Simplicity Prestige 2017751179 2018026900
2691419 Simplicity Prestige 2017762911 2017820841
2691450 Snapper SPX 2017989272 2018030491
7800950 Snapper RER 2017654676 2017682423
7800951 Snapper RER 2017634484 2017635097
7800952 Snapper RER 2017595626 2017667271

 

Hazard identified

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.

Number sold

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.

Companies

Manufacturer
Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Wauwatosa
Wisconsin
UNITED STATES

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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.