|October 15, 2010
Briggs & Stratton Recalls Riding Mowers Due to Injury Hazard from Projectiles; Sold Exclusively at Sears
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Craftsman riding mowers
Units: About 500
Manufacturer: Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC, of Milwaukee, Wis.
Hazard: These riding mowers came to consumers with the side discharge chute not fully secured to the mower. Bolts can be forcefully discharged from mower if not properly tightened, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm received one report of a bolt that discharged forcefully, breaking a window.
Description: This recall involves Craftman riding mower with model number 107.28034 and serial numbers listed below. The rear engine mounted riding mower is black. The model and serial numbers can be found on the data tag on the back of the riding mower.
|Serial numbers included in this recall
|2014033403 through 2014034552
|2014082112 through 2014082861
|2014149995 through 2014151266
|2014346290 through 2014346803
Sold exclusively at: Sears stores nationwide between February 2010 and May 2010 for about $1,400.
Manufactured in: USA
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled riding mowers and contact Sears for a free inspection and repair. Sears is sending consumers letters with information on scheduling an inspection and repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sears at (800) 859-7026 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.sears.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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