PRODUCT RECALL: Mowers and Garden Tractors Due to Risk of Injury

PRODUCT RECALL DESCRIPTION

Product Recall #15-197 was issued on July 23, 2015 for approximately 2800 Simplicity Riding Lawn Mowers and Garden Tractors by Briggs & Stratton due to risk of injury.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Briggs & Stratton Simplicity Garden Tractor

This recall involves orange Simplicity brand zero turn riding mowers, mower deck attachments and garden tractors. Mower deck sizes range from 44 to 54 inches. The Simplicity logo is on the side of the mower or garden tractor. Mowers and garden tractors 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 or on the frame rail below the seat.

 Model  Serial Number      Range        
 1695058  2016939034 – 2017048430
 1696445  2016943253 – 2017107153
 1696446  2016933459 – 2017114841
 1696459  2017100601 – 2017100603
 2691175  2016825203 – 2017125081
 2691176  2016869892 – 2017114891
 2691179  2016893089 – 2017100633
 2691224  2016905124 – 2017114535
 2691280  2016969131 – 2017104015
 5901269  2016868431 – 2016869752

HAZARD

The chute deflector on the riding mowers and garden tractors can fail to prevent projectiles from being expelled. This poses a risk of injury to consumers from projectiles.

Briggs & Stratton Simplicity Riding Mower

SOLD AT

Briggs & Stratton dealers nationwide from August 2014 through May 2015 for between $3,600 and $16,000.

CONSUMER CONTACT

Briggs & Stratton at (800) 227-3798 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.briggsandstratton.com and click on “Recalls and Notifications” for more information. Dealers can be found using the dealer locator at www.simplicitymfg.com.

RECALL EXCLUSION

 Mowers with a black dot on the label containing the product’s model and serial number are not included in this recall.

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