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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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    John Deere recalls ZTrak riding mowers

    The blades can continue to rotate when the operator leaves the seat

    Deere & Company of Moline, Ill., is recalling about 3,700 John Deere ZTrak riding mowers sold in the U.S and Canada.

    The mower’s blades can continue to rotate under power when the operator leaves the seat, posing a laceration risk to the user or bystander.

    No incidents or injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves John Deere model Z335M, Z345M, Z345R, Z355R, and Z375R residential ZTrak riding mowers.

    The model number and “John Deere” are printed on the front of the green and yellow colored riding lawn mowers.

    The serial number begins with 1GX and is printed on the rear frame of the machine near the engine.

    The serial numbers of the affected mowers are within the following range:

    Serial Number Ranges

    1GX335MB+++080001 – 080545

    1GX335MC+++080001 – 080020

    1GXZ345B+++064067 – 064200

    1GX345MB+++080001 – 081117

    1GX345MC+++080001 – 080095

    1GX345MD+++080001 – 080010

    1GX345ME+++080002 – 080112

    1GXZ345R+++064384 – 064764

    1GX345RB+++080001 – 080491

    1GX345RC+++080001 – 080020

    1GX345RE+++080001 – 080064

    1GXZ355R+++064088 – 064253

    1GX355RB+++080001 – 080206

    1GX355RC+++080001 – 080010

    1GX375RF+++080001 – 080327

    1GX375RG+++080001 – 080025

    The mowers, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at John Deere dealers and on HomeDepot.com from August 2017, through December 2017, for between $2,600 and $3,500.

    What to do

    Consumers should stop using the recalled riding mowers and contact an authorized John Deere dealer for a free repair. John Deere is contacting purchasers of the recalled lawn mowers directly.

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

    Deere & Company of Moline, Ill., is recalling about 3,700 John Deere ZTrak riding mowers sold in the U.S and Canada.The mower’s blades can continue to...