This recall includes Kawasaki FH, FR, FS, and FX series engines used in riding and wide area, walk-behind lawnmowers made and sold under the following brand names: Ariens, Bad Boy Mowers, Big Dog, Bob-Cat, Bush Hog, Country Clipper, Cub Cadet, Dixie Chopper, Dixon, DR Power Equipment, Encore, Exmark, Ferris, Gravely, Hustler, Husqvarna, Land Pride, SCAG, Simplicity, Snapper Pro, Tiger Corp, Toro, Worldlawn, and Woods.
Engines may have also have been bought separately and used in other lawn mowers.
Recalled engines are 13 to 36 horsepower, air-cooled, v-twin engines. “Kawasaki” and the model number are printed on the top of the engines. In addition, the spec and serial numbers are printed on a label on one side of the engine.
Click here to see the model, spec, and serial numbers included in the recall.
Manufactured in the United States, the engines were sold at authorized Kawasaki small engine dealers and lawn and garden equipment retailers nationwide. The recalled units were sold between October 2011 and August 2012 for $2,000 to $10,000.
Consumers should immediately stop using mowers with the recalled engines and fuel filters and contact Kawasaki or a Kawasaki dealer for a free repair, the company and commission advise.
For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.