After Overheating Incidents, Riding Lawn Mowers Are Recalled

Post On 09-26-2014

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that certain riding lawn mowers have been recalled over a possible fire risk that could exposed users to personal injury risks.

The official recall announcement has indicated that the ignition module in these riding lawn mowers could fail to ground when in use, increasing the risk of a possible overheating problem, which would undoubtedly cause parts to melt, increasing thus the risk of a fire. If a fire takes over, users could experience incidents that would lead to personal injury or property damage.

At least 1,650 units of these products have been sold across the United States between October 2011 and May 2014.

According to the official recall announcement, the affected lawn mowers involved in this campaign include the 2012, 2013, and 2014 County Clipper riding lawn mowers. They may have been sold under the model names Charger, Challenger, Edge, Jazee, Jazee Pro, and Jazee Pro DLX. The affected items were also sold in Canada. Units that could expose consumers to fire risks were manufactured between October 2011 and May 2014.

The CPSC offered a full list of model numbers affected by this recall.

According to the firm, four incidents involving the lawn mower and its ignition modules overheating and melting were reported. While at least four of these incidents took place recently, personal injuries weren’t reported. Consumers with the recalled lawn mowers are urged to stop using the devices. Contact the closest Country Clipper dealer and have them inspect it and fix it for free.

For the full list of model numbers affected by this recall, follow this link. Do not ignore this recall if you have the product in your possession. If you know someone with the defective lawn mower, make sure they are aware of this campaign.

Too often, defective products cause property damage and personal injury long before the manufacturer does anything to keep other consumers from experiencing the same risks. Do not hesitate to report an accident involving a faulty consumer product you own to the company or the CPSC as soon as possible and heed the manufacturer’s instructions when you’re affected by a product recall.

Stay on top of CPSC reports as well as FDA and NHTSA reports so you’re always aware of recalls that affect you when they are issued. About 13 of all recalled products are not replaced or repaired after campaigns are launched, do not let that happen to you or your loved ones.