[pullquote]The engine control/bail lever on the handle of these Husqvarna push mowers can fail, allowing the engine to run and the blades to rotate, posing an injury hazard to consumers.[/pullquote]
About 700 Craftsman 3-in-1 high-wheel, gas-powered, push mowers equipped with Honda GCV160 engines and a 21-inch deck are involved in this recall. The mowers have a black engine control/bail lever, engine shroud and deck with 12-inch rear wheels and a gray cloth clipping bag. The Craftsman logo and “GCV 160” are on the top front of the engine shroud. “Honda” is on the top of the pull cord housing cover. The Craftsman logo is also stamped into the rear discharge chute cover and printed on the sides of the clipping bag. “Dust Blocker” and “EZ Empty Bag” are printed on the top of the clipping bag. 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.
These were sold at Orchard Supply Hardware stores from June 2014 to July 2014 for about $300.
No injuries have been reported. However, consumers should immediately stop using the mower and contact the Husqvarna for a free repair. The company is directly contacting consumers who have registered their mower.
Contact Details for Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products N.A. Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.
Call Husqvarna toll-free at (877) 257-6921 Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET, or online at www.husqvarna.com and click on Support, then select Customer Support, then click on Honda-Powered Craftsman Lawnmower Voluntary Recall for more information.