Kawasaki Motors Recalls Lawn Mower Engines Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary 
Name of product: Lawn Mower Engines
Hazard: The fuel filter can leak, posing a fire hazard 
Remedy: Replace

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.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13040.html  

Recall Details
Units: About 210,000
Description: This recall includes Kawasaki FH, FR, FS and FX series engines used in riding and wide area, walk-behind lawn mowers 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:

Brand(s)

Model

Specification

Serial Number Range

Ariens/Gravely

FR691V

AS19

FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951

FR691V

CS09

FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951

FR730V

AS15

FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003

FR730V

CS07

FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464

FS481V

BS22

FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952

FS600V

BS18

FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651

FS691V

CS08

FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372

FX481V

DS04

FX481VA00810 - FX481VA01191

FX481V

DS04

FX481VA00810 - FX481VA01191

FX600V

DS08

FX600VA14634 - FX600VA18373

FX691V

DS04

FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675

FX730V

DS04

FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607

FX730V

DS04

FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607

FX751V

DS05

FX751VA24127 - FX751VA33598

FX850V

DS07

FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326

FX921V

AS09

FX921VA07267 - FX921VA13450

Bad Boy Mowers

FR651V

AS19

FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183

FR651V

BS17

FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183

FR730V

AS16

FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003

FS730V

AS14

FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464

FX850V

AS15

FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326

FX850V

ES09

FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326

Bob-Cat

FR651V

AS18

FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183

FR691V

AS18

FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951

FS481V

CS04

FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952

FS541V

BS08

FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103

FS541V

CS05

FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103

FS541V

CS08

FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103

FS600V

CS07

FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651

FS600V

CS08

FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651

FX541V

CS05

FX541VA00980 - FX541VA01063

FX600V

CS05

FX600VA14634 - FX600VA18373

FX651V

CS05

FX651VA16250 - FX651VA22022

FX691V

CS06

FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675

FX730V

CS09

FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607

FX801V

DS08

FX801VA26410 - FX801VA35509

FX921V

CS08

FX921VA07267 - FX921VA13450

FXT00V

DS01

FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119

FXT00V

ES01

FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119

Bush Hog

FS691V

CS09

FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372

FX730V

BS14

FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607

Bush Hog, Tiger Corp.

FX730V

BS14

FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607

Country Clipper

FS651V

AS13

FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562

FX730V

CS00

FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607

FX801V

AS09

FX801VA26410 - FX801VA35509

FXT00V

ES00

FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119

Cub Cadet

FR600V

BS06

FR600VA28739 - FR600VA47566

FR651V

CS05

FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183

FR651V

CS08

FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183

FR691V

AS17

FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951

FR691V

DS05

FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951

FR730V

CS05

FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003

FX850V

CS11

FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326

FXT00V

CS09

FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119

Dixie Chopper

FS651V

CS07

FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562

FS730V

BS09

FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464

FX850V

AS14

FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326

FXT00V

AS10

FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119

DR Power Equipment

FS600V

AS19

FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651

Encore

FS541V

BS16

FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103

Exmark

FR651V

BS13

FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183

FR651V

CS06

FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183

FR651V

CS10

FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183

FR691V

BS13

FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951

FR691V

CS07

FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951

FS481V

AS25

FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952

FS481V

CS06

FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952

FS541V

AS23

FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103

FS541V

CS06

FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103

FS600V

CS15

FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651

FS651V

AS12

FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562

FS691V

BS12

FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372

FX730V

CS13

FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607

Ferris/Snapper Pro

FS541V

AS25

FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103

FS600V

AS22

FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651

FS730V

AS12

FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464

FX600V

CS06

FX600VA14634 - FX600VA18373

FX651V

AS11

FX651VA16250 - FX651VA22022

FX730V

AS18

FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607

Ferris/Snapper Pro/Simplicity

FS691V

AS14

FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372

FX801V

AS09

FX801VA26410 - FX801VA35509

Husqvarna

FR691V

BS15

FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951

FR691V

CS06

FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951

FR730V

AS12

FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003

FR730V

AS13

FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003

FR730V

AS14

FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003

FX651V

DS09

FX651VA16250 - FX651VA22022

FX730V

CS15

FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607

Husqvarna/Dixon

FR651V

CS09

FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183

FR730V

DS04

FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003

FX691V

DS10

FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675

FX730V

CS07

FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607

FX801V

ES00

FX801VA26410 - FX801VA35509

FX921V

DS06

FX921VA07267 - FX921VA13450

Hustler/Big Dog

FR541V

BS04

FR541VA05747 - FR541VA10514

FR600V

BS08

FR600VA28739 - FR600VA47566

FR651V

BS11

FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183

FR691V

BS14

FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951

FR730V

BS10

FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464

FS481V

CS19

FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952

FS541V

CS21

FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103

FS600V

BS14

FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651

FS651V

CS11

FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562

FS691V

BS10

FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372

FX600V

BS14

FX600VA14634 - FX600VA18373

FX691V

CS18

FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675

FX730V

CS17

FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607

FX850V

CS12

FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326

FXT00V

CS08

FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119

Land Pride

FR541V

CS00

FR541VA05747 - FR541VA10514

FR600V

CS00

FR600VA28739 - FR600VA47566

FS691V

CS04

FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372

FX730V

CS08

FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607

FX850V

ES09

FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326

SCAG

FS481V

CS18

FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952

FS541V

CS19

FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103

FS600V

BS13

FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651

FS600V

CS12

FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651

FS651V

BS10

FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562

FS651V

CS09

FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562

FS730V

AS11

FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464

FX600V

CS09

FX600VA14634 - FX600VA18373

FX691V

DS11

FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675

FX730V

CS06

FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607

FX801V

CS07

FX801VA26410 - FX801VA35509

FX850V

DS10

FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326

FX921V

BS07

FX921VA07267 - FX921VA13450

Toro

FR651V

BS12

FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183

FR651V

CS10

FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183

FR691V

CS12

FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951

FR730V

CS09

FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003

FS481V

CS08

FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952

FS541V

CS06

FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103

FS541V

CS11

FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103

FS600V

BS10

FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651

FS600V

CS09

FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651

FS691V

CS05

FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372

FS730V

CS06

FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464

FX691V

DS13

FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675

Woods

FH770D

FS04

FH770DA17828 - FH770DA17997

Worldlawn

FR651V

ES00

FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183

FR691V

ES00

FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951

FS481V

BS12

FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952

FS481V

BS13

FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952

FS481V

BS24

FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952

FX651V

CS08

FX651VA16250 - FX651VA22022

FX691V

CS14

FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675

FX751V

ES00

FX751VA24127 - FX751VA33598

Kawasaki Motors is recalling the filters used in these lawn mower engines and utility vehicle engines that use the recalled filters, also.

Incidents/Injuries: Kawasaki Motors has received 110 reports of fuel leaks. No injuries reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using mowers with the recalled engines and fuel filters and contact Kawasaki or a Kawasaki dealer for a free 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 $2,000 and $10,000.

Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Manufactured in:
U.S.

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at
http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1721

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline 
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall: 
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)

Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime

Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

Media Contact 
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.  
Phone: (301) 504-7908 
Spanish: (301) 504-7800 

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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