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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, DC 20207
|August 28, 2001
CPSC, Snapper Announce Recall of Walk-Behind Lawn MowersPRODUCT:
- Snapper Inc., of McDonough, Ga., is recalling 20,000 walk-behind
rotary lawn mowers with model number MR216015T, which were sold nationwide
through Snapper dealers between September 1, 1999 and July 1, 2001 for between
$300 and $360. All of the recalled units have Tecumseh
Lawn mowers that have a serial number beginning
with a 0 may exhibit improper blade retention that could injure the operator or
a bystander if the blade separates from the mower's housing.
all Snapper mowers purchased after January 1, 2001, with serial numbers between
11020001-11024924, may have crankshafts that also adversely affect blade
retention and require modification by a Snapper dealer.
are located on a silver label on the rear of the deck behind the engine as
indicated by an arrow in the photograph shown below.
No reports of blade separation have been
received. No injuries have been reported.WHAT TO DO:
who have not received a notice from Snapper regarding this matter or have not
been contacted by their Snapper dealer should stop using the MR216015T
immediately and return it to the Snapper dealer where purchased for an
inspection and possible repair. For more information, contact the Snapper
Customer Relations Center at (800) 935-2967 between 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDST
Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDST on Saturday. Consumers
can also contact Snapper through their web site at www.snapper.com.