Husqvarna Recalls Lawn Mowers Due to Laceration Hazard

the company has received 53 reports of the engine not shutting off after the control bar was released

Husqvarna Recalls Lawn Mowers Due to Laceration Hazard
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October 21, 2016

Husqvarna has issued a recall of 235,000 lawn mowers due to a defective operator presence control bar. Additionally, Poulan Pro, Jonsered, Craftsman, Yardworks, Murray, and Brute brand walk-behind gas powered lawn mowers with Briggs & Stratton 7.25 HP engines are also included in this recall.

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.

The recalled lawn mowers 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.

See a full list of all affected model names and serial numbers.

So far, the company has received 53 reports of the engine not shutting off after the operator presence control bar was released. Luckily, no injuries have been reported to date.

Owners should immediately stop using the recalled lawn mowers and contact Husqvarna to determine if their unit needs a free repair.

Consumers with any additional questions or concerns about this recall may contact Husqvarna toll-free at (877) 257-6921.