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Husqvarna Recalls Lawn Mowers Due to Laceration Hazard

  • Husqvarna mower
  •  Poulan Pro mower
  • Jonsered mower
  • Craftsman mower
  • Yardworks mower
  • Brute mower
Name of Product:
Lawn mowers
Hazard:

The operator presence control bar can malfunction and cause the engine and blades to continue to operate when they should shut off, posing a laceration hazard to the operator.  

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
October 18, 2016
Units:
About 235,000 (27,000 of which were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Call Husqvarna toll-free at 877-257-6921 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at recalls@husqvarna.com or online at http://www.husqvarna.com for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Husqvarna®, Poulan Pro®, Jonsered®, Craftsman®, Yardworks®, Murray®, and Brute® brand walk-behind gas powered lawn mowers with Briggs & Stratton 7.25 HP engines. They were sold in red, orange, blue and yellow/black colors and have either four similar-sized wheels or two larger rear wheels and two smaller front wheels, a long handle with an operator presence control bar that is pushed down towards the mower handle to start the engine, a mowing deck, and may have come with or without a collecting bag in the rear. The brand names are printed on the mowers, and a Briggs & Stratton logo is printed on the engine shield. The mower model and serial number can be found on the rear of the mowing deck, next to the rear wheel. The following model and serial numbers are included in the recall.

 

Brand

Model Name

Serial Number Range

Brute

961480058

110115M00001 - 082516M50000

Craftsman

10176

10178

37275

37489

Husqvarna

LB155S

LC121P

HU725AWDEX

HU725AWDH

HU725AWDHQ

Jonsered

LM 2153CMDA

LM 2155MD

LM 2153CMDA

Murray

21P68H30

Poulan Pro

961320100

961420133

PR675Y22RHPE

PR725Y22RHP

961490006

Yardworks

961380047

961480057

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn mowers and contact Husqvarna or go to http://husqvarna.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1255/ to determine if their unit needs a free repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 53 reports of the engine not shutting off after the operator presence control bar was released. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Lowe’s, Sears and other hardware stores, home centers and equipment dealers nationwide from November 2015 through August 2016 for between $250 and $450.

Manufacturer(s):

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

Manufactured In:
U.S.
Recall number:
17-009
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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