Husqvarna recalls certain Husqvarna Brand Walk Behind Mowers

Starting date:
January 25, 2019
Posting date:
January 25, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Burn Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-68912

Affected products

Certain Husqvarna Brand Walk Behind Mowers

Product description

This recall involves the two (2) following walk behind mowers both within the serial number range 201731xxxxx – 201841xxxxx:

  • Husqvarna LE116P Model 967628404 push mower
  • Husqvarna LE116R Model 967820601 self-propelled mower

The mowers have an orange body with black accents, and Husqvarna is written in white on the side.  The white Husqvarna logo is located on the top of the orange motor cover.

The model and serial numbers can be found on the label located on the mower deck shell, rear-right side near the discharge door.

Hazard identified

A short circuit could occur in the equipment electronics during use or storage of these lawnmowers. If the operator does not follow the operating instructions after an unsuccessful restart attempt, the short circuit in the motor control unit may result in increased electrical currents flowing into a nearby component. This poses a risk of the component to overheat or burn, or cause a potential fire. 

As of January 15, 2019, Husqvarna has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 31 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from September 2017 to October 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Husqvarna Canada Corporation
Mississauga
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Ningbo Daye Garden Machinery Co., Ltd
Yuyao /Zheijang
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact the place of purchase or their nearest Husqvarna dealer to arrange for a free repair.

For more information, consumers may contact Husqvarna by telephone toll-free at 1-877-257-6921 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday or by email. Consumers can also visit Husqvarna'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.