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Briggs and Stratton Recalls Simplicity Riding Mowers and Garden Tractors

  • Briggs & Stratton Simplicity Garden Tractor
  • Briggs & Stratton Simplicity Riding Mower
Name of Product:
Briggs & Stratton Simplicity Riding Mowers, Garden Tractors and Mower Decks
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.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
July 23, 2015
Units:
About 2,800
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 Details

Description:

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

 

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

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact a Briggs & Stratton dealer to schedule a free repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At:
Briggs & Stratton dealers nationwide from August 2014 through May 2015 for between $3,600 and $16,000.
Manufacturer(s):
Briggs & Stratton Corp., of Wauwatosa, Wis.
Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
15-197
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