CPSC Recall - Issued 11/15/2012

Kawasaki Motors Recalls Lawn Mower Engines Due to Fire Hazard

Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motors Corp.
Product: Lawn Mower Engines
Hazard: The fuel filter can leak, posing a fire hazard.
Injuries: Kawasaki Motors has received 110 reports of fuel leaks. No injuries reported.
Description: 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 all of the engines. In addition, the spec and serial numbers are printed on a label on one side of the engine. The following model, spec and serial numbers are included. Please see chart on recall page here: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Kawasaki-Motors-Recalls-Lawn-Mower-Engines-Due-to-Fire-Hazard/
Remedy: Repair
Sold At: Authorized Kawasaki small engine dealers and lawn and garden equipment retailers nationwide. Recalled units were sold between October 2011 and August 2012 for between $2000 and $10,000.
Units: About 210,000
Consumer Contact: Kawasaki Motors; toll-free at (866) 836-4463, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or online at www.kawpower.com or e-mail the firm at ffrecall@kmc-usa.com for more information.
Company Website: www.kawpower.com