June 9, 1992
Yazoo Manufacturing Co. Initiates Safety Modification Program For Walk-Behind Lawn Mowers
As the summer lawn mowing season swings into gear, Yazoo Manufacturing Company, Jackson, MS, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is again announcing a safety modification program for certain models of its commercial "high wheel" gasoline powered walk-behind lawn mowers purchased by consumers since June 1982. The safety modification program was originally announced in a December 1991 press release. These lawn mowers are not equipped with a blade control device that stops the blade within three seconds after release of the controls, as required for consumer mowers by CPSC's Safety Standard for Walk-Behind Lawn Mowers. As a result, consumers may be injured from contact with the rotating mower blade.