October 23, 2008
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.
|Model||Serial Number Range
|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
Example of Identification Tag
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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