Briggs & Stratton Recalls 18,000 Riding Mowers That Could Injure Bystanders

The mowers were sold at Briggs & Stratton dealers nationwide from August 2016 through January 2018

Briggs & Stratton Recalls 18,000 Riding Mowers That Could Injure Bystanders
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March 23, 2018

Briggs & Stratton has issued a recall for 18,000 Snapper, Simplicity, and Massey Ferguson riding mowers.

The reverse-mow option switch can malfunction and allow the riding lawn mowers to unintentionally mow when being driven in a reverse direction, posing a risk of injury to bystanders.

Recall Details

This affected Snapper, Simplicity, and Massey Ferguson brand riding lawn mowers were sold in red/black or orange/black color combinations with a Snapper, Massey Fergusen, or Simplicity logo on the hood.

Riding mowers with the model and serial numbers listed here are included in this recall.

The model and serial numbers can be found on the mower's frame near the front tires. If a black dot is present on either the equipment ID label or the shipping crate label, the product has been repaired and is not included in this recall.

Where and when were they sold?

The recalled mowers were sold at Briggs & Stratton dealers nationwide from August 2016 through January 2018. To date, no incidents or injuries related to this recall have been reported.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should immediately stop using the impacted Snapper, Simplicity, and Massey Ferguson riding mowers and contact a Briggs & Stratton dealer to schedule a free repair.

For more information, call Briggs & Stratton customer service at (800) 227-3798.