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Briggs & Stratton Recalls Snapper Rear Engine Riding Mowers Due to Injury Hazard

November 15, 2019 GMT
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http://www.saferproducts.gov. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov. (PRNewsfoto/U.S. Consumer Product Safety Co)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http://www.saferproducts.gov. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov. (PRNewsfoto/U.S. Consumer Product Safety Co)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- https://cpsc.gov/Recalls/2020/Briggs--Stratton-Recalls-Snapper-Rear-Engine-Riding-Mowers-Due-to-Injury-Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Snapper Rear Engine 33″ Riding Mowers

Hazard: A faulty blade engagement lever can keep the lawnmower blade engaged after the release of the foot activated disengagement pedal, posing an injury hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled riding mowers and contact Briggs & Stratton for a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact:
Briggs & Stratton at 800-227-3798 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or www.briggsandstratton.com and click on “Recalls” under the Support tab for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 1,160

Description:
This recall involves Snapper Rear Engine Riding Mowers with rear engines and a 33 inch mower deck. The riding mowers are red and black. Model number 2691526, Briggs & Stratton and 33″ are printed on a white label the back of the mower. SNAPPER is printed on the front of the mower.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold At: Authorized Snapper dealers nationwide from March 2019 through May 2019 for about $2,650.

Manufacture/Distributor: Briggs & Stratton, of Wauwatosa, Wis.

Manufactured in: United States

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion 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 40 years.

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Recall Date: November 14, 2019
Recall Number: 20-021

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission