About 18,000 Riding Lawnmowers Recalled

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

Briggs & Stratton has recalled about 18,000 Snapper, Simplicity, and Massey Ferguson riding mowers because the reverse-mow option switch can malfunction and allow the mowers to unintentionally mow when being driven in a reverse direction, posing a risk of injury to bystanders. The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall March 20.

About 300 more of the recalled models were sold in Canada.

The recalled lawn mowers were sold in red/black or orange/black color combinations with a Snapper, Massey Ferguson, or Simplicity logo on the hood. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact a Briggs & Stratton dealer to schedule a free repair.

Consumers are asked to contact Briggs & Stratton at 800-227-3798 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT weekdays or visit www.briggsandstratton.com and click on Recalls & Warranty for more information. Dealers can be found using the dealer locator at www.simplicitymfg.com, www.snapper.com, or www.masseylawn.com for more information. The mowers were sold by Briggs & Stratton dealers nationwide from August 2016 through January 2018 for between $1,500 and $13,000.

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