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Briggs & Stratton recalls Snapper rear engine riding mowers

The lawnmower blade may not disengage as intended

Briggs & Stratton of Wauwatosa, Wis., is recalling about 1,160 Snapper Rear Engine 33” Riding Mowers.

A faulty blade engagement lever can keep the lawnmower blade engaged after the release of the foot activated disengagement pedal, posing an injury hazard.

No incidents or injuries are reported.

This recall involves red and black Snapper Rear Engine Riding Mowers with rear engines and a 33-inch mower deck.

Model number 2691526, Briggs & Stratton and 33” are printed on a whit...

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    STIHL recalls PolyCut mowing heads

    The mowing head can come apart, posing a risk of injury

    STIHL Incorporated of Virginia Beach, Va., is recalling about 73,000 STIHL PolyCut mowing heads.

    The bolts connecting the plastic blades and holding the mowing head together can come loose and the mowing head can come apart, posing a risk of injury to the user or bystanders.

    The firm has received 28 reports of loose bolts or mowing heads coming apart, including two reports of injuries.

    This recall involves mowing head cutting attachments compatible with some models of STIHL-brand trimmers, brushcutters, and clearing saws.

    The mowing heads can be identified by the name “STIHL” and model number “27-3” or “47-3” located on the original packaging and molded on the top side of the mowing head.

    The mowing heads have three orange plastic blades, each attached with a bolt and a nut, a black top housing, and a white bottom housing.

    The mowing heads, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at authorized full line STIHL servicing dealers nationwide from July 2018, through July 2019, for about $30 for the 27-3 model and about $40 for the 47-3 model.

    What to do

    Consumers should stop using the recalled mowing heads immediately and take them to an authorized STIHL dealer for a full refund.

    Consumers may contact STIHL at (800) 610-6677 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by e-mail stihlrecall@stihl.us or online at www.stihlusa.com and click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

    STIHL Incorporated of Virginia Beach, Va., is recalling about 73,000 STIHL PolyCut mowing heads.The bolts connecting the plastic blades and holding the...
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    John Deere recalls Frontier grooming mowers

    The safety shield may not spin independently, posing an entanglement injury hazard

    Deere & Company is recalling about 750 Frontier FM3012, GM1060, GM1072, GM1084, GM1190, GM3060, and GM3072 grooming mowers.

    Incorrect assembly of the mower’s drivelines can prevent the safety shield from spinning independently, posing an entanglement injury hazard.

    No incidents or injuries are reported.

    This recall involves John Deere’s Frontier-branded grooming mowers for use with compact utility tractors.

    “Frontier” and model FM3012, GM1060, GM1072, GM1084, GM1190, GM3060 or GM3072 are printed on the mower.

    A complete list of serial numbers included in this recall along with the location of the serial number is available at www.JohnDeere.com/FrontierMowerRecall.

    The mowers, manufactured in the U.S, were sold at John Deere dealers nationwide from April 2018, through May 2019, for between $3,100 and $16,700.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact an authorized John Deere dealer for a free repair. John Deere is contacting all known purchasers directly.

    Consumers may contact Deere & Company at (800) 537-8233 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (ET), or online at www.deere.com and click on Recalls under the Parts & Service drop-down menu at the top of the page for more information.

    Deere & Company is recalling about 750 Frontier FM3012, GM1060, GM1072, GM1084, GM1190, GM3060, and GM3072 grooming mowers.Incorrect assembly of the mo...
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    Kubota recalls zero turn mower

    The throttle cable can make contact with internal electric wiring

    Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation of Gainesville, Ga., is recalling about 3,850 Kubota zero turn mowers.

    The throttle cable can make contact with internal electric wiring, posing a fire hazard.

    No incidents or injuries are reported.

    This recall involves model years 2018 and 2019 Kubota ZD100 series gasoline-powered zero turn mowers. The model is printed on the side of the mowers. The data plate is located on the lower frame of the unit and contains the serial number and model number. 

    Model:

    Serial Number Range:

    Z122EBR-48

    BEGIN

    END

    21408

    22007

    Z121SKH-48

    BEGIN

    END

    31302

    32882

    Z125EBR-54

    BEGIN

    END

    16242

    16547

    Z125SKH-54

    BEGIN

    END

    29458

    31138

    Recalled units are orange and black.

    The mowers were sold at authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from July 2018, to January 2019, for between about $5,000 and $6,000.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact an authorized Kubota dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair. Kubota is contacting all known purchasers directly.

    Consumers may contact Kubota Tractor Corp. at (800) 752-0290 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday or online at www.kubotausa.com for more information.

    Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation of Gainesville, Ga., is recalling about 3,850 Kubota zero turn mowers.The throttle cable can make contact w...
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    Kubota recalls zero turn mowers, compact tractors and ride on mowers

    The coolant reserve tank cap may be blocked

    Kubota Tractor Corporation of Grapevine, Texas, is recalling about 121,000 model year 2014 to 2018 Kubota ZD, ZG, BX, GR diesel and gasoline powered zero turn mowers, compact tractors and ride on mowers.

    The coolant reserve tank cap may be blocked; in the event of an overheat condition coolant can be expelled.

    The company has received two reports (with a possible third) of if injuries from expelled coolant.

    The recalled units come in orange and black, with the model number on the side of the unit and on the data plate on the side of the unit. The serial number is also on the data plate. 

    The lawn equipment, manufactured in the U.S., was sold at authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from 2014 – 2018 for between approximately $5,000 and $35,000.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled units. Customers will be sent a replacement cap and may in the interim take the unit to an authorized dealer for a repair of the cap at no charge.

    Consumers may contact Kubota at (888) 4KUBOTA from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (CT), Monday through Friday or by email at https://www.kubotausa.com/contact/form.

    Kubota Tractor Corporation of Grapevine, Texas, is recalling about 121,000 model year 2014 to 2018 Kubota ZD, ZG, BX, GR diesel and gasoline powered zero t...
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    Kubota recalls mowers and compact tractors

    Hot coolant can spray out from the overheated and pressurized coolant reservoir tank

    Kubota Tractor Corporation of Grapevine, Texas, is recalling about 121,000 Kubota zero turn mowers, compact tractors, and ride-on mowers.

    Hot coolant can spray out from the overheated and pressurized coolant reservoir tank, posing a burn hazard.

    The firm has received three reports of burn injuries from coolant ejecting.

    This recall involves model year 2014 to 2018 Kubota with model numbers BX, GR, ZD and ZG, diesel and gasoline-powered zero turn mowers, compact tractors, and ride-on mowers.

    The model number is printed on the side of the unit. Kubota is printed on the side of the mowers and tractors. The data plate has the serial number and is also located on the side of the unit.

    Recalled units are orange and black.

    Model

    Serial Number Range

    Production

    Date

    BX1870-1

    BEGIN
    END

    20323
    26954

    7/7/2014
    8/17/2018

    BX1880

    BEGIN
    END

    10002
    14813

    BX23S

    BEGIN
    END

    10007
    25677

    BX25D

    BEGIN
    END

    17263
    17269

    7/7/2014
    8/17/2018

    BX25-1

    BEGIN
    END

    20002
    52688

    BX2370-1

    BEGIN
    END

    20740
    52083

    BX2380

    BEGIN
    END

    10008
    25675

    BX2670

    BEGIN
    END

    13836
    13839

    7/7/2014
    8/17/2018

    BX2670-1

    BEGIN
    END

    20370
    50557

    BX2680

    BEGIN
    END

    10004
    16435

    7/7/2014
    8/17/2018

    GR2120

    BEGIN
    END

    16256
    37133

    7/7/2014
    8/17/2018

    ZD1011

    BEGIN
    END

    10004
    13271

    ZD1021-60

    BEGIN
    END

    10004
    12809

    ZD1211-60

    BEGIN
    END

    10002
    28405

    7/7/2014
    8/17/2018

    ZD1211R-60R

    BEGIN
    END

    10002
    20642

    ZD1211L-72

    BEGIN
    END

    10002
    24621

    ZD1211RL-72R

    BEGIN
    END

    10002
    20457

    ZD221

    BEGIN
    END

    33698
    35861

    ZD323-60

    BEGIN
    END

    35702
    37252

    ZD326HL-72

    BEGIN
    END

    10005
    12054

    7/7/2014
    8/17/2018

    ZD326P-60

    BEGIN
    END

    39440
    44820

    ZD326RP-60R

    BEGIN
    END

    12065
    12786

    ZD326S-60

    BEGIN
    END

    35207
    37450

    ZD331RP-60R

    BEGIN
    END

    11015
    11131

    ZG332LP

    BEGIN
    END

    10672
    10737

    7/7/2014
    8/17/2018

    ZG332P-60

    BEGIN
    END

    10688
    10694

    The mowers and tractors, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Kubota dealers nationwide from July 2014, through September 2018, for between $5,000 and $35,000.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and compact tractors and contact Kubota to receive a free replacement coolant reservoir tank cap. Kubota is contacting all known purchasers directly.

    Consumers may contact Kubota toll-free at (888) 458-2682 (888-4KUBOTA) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or online at www.kubotausa.com and click on Service & Support at the top of the page, then Safety, then Safety Notices for more information.

    Kubota Tractor Corporation of Grapevine, Texas, is recalling about 121,000 Kubota zero turn mowers, compact tractors, and ride-on mowers.Hot coolant ca...
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    Briggs & Stratton recalls riding mowers

    The mowers can unintentionally mow when being driven in reverse

    Briggs & Stratton of Wauwatosa, Wis., is recalling about 18,300 Snapper, Simplicity and Massey Ferguson riding mowers sold in the U.S. and Canada.

    The reverse-mow option switch can malfunction and allow the riding lawn mowers to unintentionally mow when being driven in reverse, posing a risk of injury to bystanders.

    No incidents or injuries are reported.

    This recall involves Snapper, Simplicity and Massey Ferguson brand riding lawn mowers.

    The mowers were sold in red/black or orange/black color combinations with a Snapper, Massey Fergusen or Simplicity logo on the hood. Riding mowers with the following model and serial numbers are included in the recall:

    Model

    Serial Number Range

    2691325

    2017632053

    2017840824

    2691326

    2017723459

    2017953873

    2691329

    2017737659

    2017824706

    2691330

    2017603538

    2017772330

    2691331

    2017633942

    2017772150

    2691332

    2017603223

    2017775530

    2691333

    2017585284

    2017585883

    2691334

    2017707916

    2018012782

    2691335

    2017714879

    2018013046

    2691336

    2017727313

    2018003962

    2691337

    2017736304

    2018019132

    2691338

    2017716723

    2018018637

    2691339

    2017765556

    2018026629

    2691340

    2017751589

    2017751716

    2691341

    2017744904

    2017745146

    2691343

    2017649093

    2017652000

    2691345

    2017779918

    2017780488

    2691346

    2017648707

    2017779841

    2691361

    2017635133

    2017635247

    2691406

    2017649118

    2017824328

    2691407

    2017824420

    2017824578

    2691415

    2017734169

    2017985524

    2691418

    2017751179

    2018026900

    2691419

    2017762911

    2017820841

    2691450

    2017989272

    2018030491

    7800950

    2017654676

    2017682423

    7800951

    2017634484

    2017635097

    7800952

    2017595626

    2017667271

    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.

    The mowers, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Briggs & Stratton dealers nationwide from August 2016, through January 2018, for between $1,500 and $13,000.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact a Briggs & Stratton dealer to schedule a free repair.

    Consumers may contact Briggs & Stratton at 800-227-3798 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, online at www.briggsandstratton.com 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.

    Briggs & Stratton of Wauwatosa, Wis., is recalling about 18,300 Snapper, Simplicity and Massey Ferguson riding mowers sold in the U.S. and Canada.The r...
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    Country Home Products recalls leaf and lawn vacuums

    The muffler can overheat and melt the air cleaner cover

    Country Home Products of Vergennes, Vt., is recalling about 3,900 Pro leaf and lawn vacuums.

    The muffler can overheat and melt the air cleaner cover, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

    The firm has received 20 reports of the vacuums becoming hot to the touch, melting or catching fire. No injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves Premier, Pro and Pro-XL models of the tow-behind DR leaf and lawn vacuums manufactured by Country Home Products.

    Recalled units have a serial number between LLV34601 and LLV39980. The leaf and lawn vacuums are towed behind a riding lawnmower to collect leaves and are tan and black in color with a set of two wheels on each side.

    The DR logo with “Professional Power Done Right” and “leaf and lawn vacuum” are printed on the side of the vacuum. The serial number is located on the left side of the tow bar near the engine. 

    Model

    Serial Number

    Gallons

    Engine

    Premier

    LLV34601 through LLV39980

    200

    Electric start using the R225 engine

    Pro

    321

    Both manual starts and electric starts using the R300 engine

    Pro-XL

    321

    Both manual starts and electric starts versions using the R390 engine

    The vacuums, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Country Home Products catalog, website and authorized dealers nationwide, including Tractor Supply Company, from August 2014, through September 2015, for between $1,300 and $2,200.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled leaf and lawn vacuums and contact Country Home Products to receive a free repair kit that contains a replacement muffler and instructions for completing the repair.

    Consumers unable to install the repair kit should contact the firm for information on authorized dealers who can install the free repair.

    Country Home Products is contacting all purchasers directly.

    Consumers may contact Country Home Products toll-free at 877-220-0691 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at vacrecall@chp.com or online at www.DRPower.com and click on “Product Recalls” for more information.

    Country Home Products of Vergennes, Vt., is recalling about 3,900 Pro leaf and lawn vacuums.The muffler can overheat and melt the air cleaner cover, po...
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