Murray Riding Lawn Mowers Recalled By Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

October 23, 2008
Alert #09-706

 

 

Murray Riding Lawn Mowers Recalled By Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

 

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: Murray Front Engine Riding Lawn Mowers

Units: About 2,100

Manufacturer: Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group LLC, of Wauwatosa, Wis.

Hazard: The two-piece fuel tanks on the riding mowers can separate at the seam, causing fuel to leak. This can pose fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group has received two reports of fuel leaks. No injuries or incidents have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Murray front engine riding lawnmowers with the model and serial numbers listed below. The model and serial numbers are located on an identification tag on the rear frame of the unit.

ModelSerial Number Range
7800162
7800191
7800192
2012852329 through 2012852578; 2013004655 through 2013005154; 2013071338 through 2013071546
2012886982 through 2012887081; 2012887082 through 2012887231; 2013035588 through 2013035671
2012887399 through 2012887548; 2012887549 through 2012887648; 2012978024 through 2012978024; 2013046581 through 2013047179

Sold at: Various riding lawnmower dealers nationwide from April 2008 through September 2008 for about $950.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mower and contact the dealer from which it was purchased for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group at (800) 227-3798 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website at www.briggsandstratton.com



Location of Identification Tag

Picture of Recalled Murray Front Engine Riding Lawn Mower



Example of Identification Tag

Picture of Recalled Murray Front Engine Riding Lawn Mower Identification Tag