The company has received 53 reports of the engine not shutting off after the operator presence control bar was released. No injuries have been reported.
The 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 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.
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. Click here for the model and serial numbers included in the recall.
The lawn mowers were sold Lowe’s, Sears, and other hardware stores, home centers, and equipment dealers nationwide from November 2015 through August 2016 for between $250 and $450.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn mowers and contact Husqvarna or go to http://husqvarna.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1255/ to determine if their unit needs a free repair.
For information on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.