|September 26, 2008
Shivvers Manufacturing Recalls Lawn Mower Jacks Due to Collapse Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Jack Lift Tools and Kits
Units: About 450
Manufacturer: Shivvers Manufacturing Inc., of Corydon, Iowa
Distributor: Country Clipper, a division of Shivvers Manufacturing Inc. of Corydon, Iowa
Hazard: The jack lifts can have threads stripping or the nuts breaking, resulting in the shaft slipping and the mower falling from its stand-up position. This could cause serious personal injury to the consumer or property damage.
Incidents/Injuries: Shivvers has received five reports of jack lift failures and 37 warranty claims for replacement parts.
Description: The recalled jacks are used for lifting the lawn mower during service or maintenance. Two versions of this jack model have been manufactured. Version number one was made with a nylon nut and version number two was made with a sintered bronze nut. These recalled jacks were sold separately and on Charger, JAZee and Boss riding lawn mowers.
Sold by: Country Clippers dealers nationwide from May 2007 through June 2008 for about $150 for the jack and about $225 for the jack kits.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled jacks and contact their local service dealer to have their jacks replaced at no charge.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact your local dealer or Country Clipper at (800) 344-8237 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.countryclipper.com
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