Husqvarna Recalls Craftsman Push Lawn Mower Due to Bodily Injury Risk
Husqvarna is recalling about 700 Craftsman push lawn mowers because a defect poses an injury hazard to users.
On the affected mowers, the engine control/bail lever on the handle can fail, allowing the engine to run and the blades to rotate.
No injuries or incidents have been reported.
Owners should immediately stop using the mower and contact the Husqvarna for a free repair. The company is also contacting consumers directly.
The recall affects the Craftsman 3-in-1 high-wheel, gas-powered, push mowers equipped with Honda GCV160 engines and a 21-inch deck. The first six numerals of the serial number are the manufacture date in the MMDDYY format. The recalled mowers were manufactured between April 2014 (04xx14) and June 2014 (06xx14). The serial number and model number 384531 are on the data plate on the rear of the mowing deck.
The mower was sold exclusively at Orchard Supply Hardware stores from June 2014 to July 2014 for about $300.
Husqvarna can be contacted by phone at (877) 257-6921.