The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Craftsman riding mowers
Units: About 500
Manufacturer: Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC, of Milwaukee, Wis.
Hazard: These riding mowers came to consumers with the side discharge chute not fully secured to the mower. Bolts can be forcefully discharged from mower if not properly tightened, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm received one report of a bolt that discharged forcefully, breaking a window.
Description: This recall involves Craftman riding mower with model number 107.28034 and serial numbers listed below. The rear engine mounted riding mower is black. The model and serial numbers can be found on the data tag on the back of the riding mower.
Sold exclusively at: Sears stores nationwide between February 2010 and May 2010 for about $1,400.
Manufactured in: USA
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled riding mowers and contact Sears for a free inspection and repair. Sears is sending consumers letters with information on scheduling an inspection and repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sears at (800) 859-7026 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.sears.com