Riding Lawn Mowers Recalled Due to Injury Risk

Riding Lawn Mowers Recalled Due to Injury Risk
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April 3, 2014

Excel Industries has issued a recall for roughly 3,700 Hustler and BigDog riding lawn mowers. The seat switch on the recalled mowers can fail to detect that the rider has left the seat, allowing the mower to continue to operate, posing a risk of injury.

The recalled BigDog mower is red with a grey seat and a black roll bar. The words 'BigDog Diablo' are printed below the front of the seat and on the sides of the mower. The recalled Hustler mowers are yellow with grey seats. 'Hustler' is printed on the front of the footrest, along with the word 'FastTrak,' 'FastTrakSD' or 'RaptorSD' in red on the yellow bar below the front of the seat. The FastTrak and FastTrakSD mowers have a black roll bar. All the mowers have right and left steering handles.

The recalled mowers have serial numbers between 13082168 and 14012774 for the BigDog R Diablo, between 13081106 and 14013675 for FastTrak, between 13081129 and 14013689 for FasTrakSD, and between 13081376 and 14013882 for Hustler RaptorSD. The serial number appears on a tag located on the left side of the seat platform in front of the fender.

The riding lawn mowers affected by this recall were sold at BigDog and Hustler dealers nationwide from August 2013 to January 2014.

Consumers should stop using the recalled riding lawn mowers immediately and contact the nearest BigDog or Hustler dealer to schedule a free repair.

For further details on this recall, contact Excel Industries at 316-327-1345.