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:
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.