Briggs Recalls Snapper Rear-Engine Riding Mowers

Weld on drive axle can fail, resulting in loss of brake control, posing an injury hazard.

Briggs & Stratton has recalled six Snapper Rear Engine Riding Mower models. The weld on the drive axle can fail, resulting in loss of brake control, posing an injury hazard.

The mowers are red with a black fuel tank, steering wheel and seat. The name Snapper is printed on both sides of the mower. The model and serial numbers are on a label on the engine platform under the right side of the seat. Roughly 8,500 units have been affected.

For a complete listing of model and serial numbers, visit the CPSC website.

Incidents/Injuries: Briggs & Stratton has received two reports of brake failure, related to failed weld. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact an authorized Snapper service dealer for a free repair.

Sold at: Family Farm stores, Power Equipment Direct and Briggs & Stratton Snapper dealers nationwide from April 2013 through May 2014 for between $1,300 and $2,000.

Manufacturer: Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC, of Milwaukee, Wis.

Manufactured in: United States

 
 
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