Briggs & Stratton has announced a recall of three brands of riding mowers due to risk of injury. This recall involves Snapper, Simplicity, and Massey Ferguson brand riding lawn mowers. The riding lawn mowers were sold in red/black or orange/black color combinations with a Snapper, Massey Fergusen, or Simplicity logo on the hood. About 18,000 of the mowers were sold in the U.S., about 300 were sold in Canada.
Riding mowers with the model and serial numbers listed below are included in the recall. The model and serial numbers are located on the frame near the front tires. 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.
Hazard: 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 bystanders.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact a Briggs & Stratton dealer to schedule a free repair. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact a Briggs & Stratton dealer to schedule a free repair.
Briggs & Stratton at 800-227-3798 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, online at www.briggsandstratton.com and click on “Recalls & Warranty” for more information. Dealers can be found using the dealer locator at www.simplicitymfg.com, www.snapper.com, or www.masseylawn.com for more information.
Sold At: Briggs & Stratton dealers nationwide from August 2016 through January 2018 for between $1,500 and $13,000.
Manufacturer/Distributor: Briggs & Stratton Corp., Wauwatosa, WI
Manufactured In: United States