Husqvarna Recalls Craftsman Push Mowers Due to Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Orchard Supply Hardware (Recall Alert)

The engine control bail/lever on 3-in-1 high-wheel mowers with Honda GCV160 engines and a 21-inch deck can fail to stop the engine and blades.

Recall date: September 30, 2014
Recall number: 14-754
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  • Craftsman 21-inch 3-in-1 high-wheel gas-powered push mower

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    Craftsman 21-inch 3-in-1 high-wheel gas-powered push mower

  • Engine control/bail lever engaged

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    Engine control/bail lever engaged

  • Engine control/bail lever disengaged

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    Engine control/bail lever disengaged

  • The manufacture date is the first six numerals of the serial number

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    The manufacture date is the first six numerals of the serial number

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Push lawn mowers

Hazard:

The engine control/bail lever on the handle can fail, allowing the engine to run and the blades to rotate, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

Husqvarna toll-free at (877) 257-6921 Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET, or online at www.husqvarna.com and click on Support, then select Customer Support, then click on Honda-Powered Craftsman Lawnmower Voluntary Recall for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 700

Description

This recall involves Craftsman 3-in-1 high-wheel, gas-powered, push mowers equipped with Honda GCV160 engines and a 21-inch deck. The mowers have a black engine control/bail lever, engine shroud and deck with 12-inch rear wheels and a gray cloth clipping bag. The Craftsman logo and "GCV 160" are on the top front of the engine shroud. "Honda" is on the top of the pull cord housing cover. The Craftsman logo is also stamped into the rear discharge chute cover and printed on the sides of the clipping bag. "Dust Blocker" and "EZ Empty Bag" are printed on the top of the clipping bag. The first six numerals of the serial number are the manufacture date in the MMDDYY format. The recalled mowers were manufactured between April 2014 (04xx14) and June 2014 (06xx14). The serial number and model number 384531 are on the data plate on the rear of the mowing deck.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the mower and contact the Husqvarna for a free repair. The company is directly contacting consumers.

Sold exclusively at

Orchard Supply Hardware stores from June 2014 to July 2014 for about $300.

Manufacturer

Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products N.A. Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.

Manufactured in

United States

  • Craftsman 21-inch 3-in-1 high-wheel gas-powered push mower

  • Engine control/bail lever engaged

  • Engine control/bail lever disengaged

  • The manufacture date is the first six numerals of the serial number