Briggs & Stratton Recalls Simplicity Riding Mowers and Garden Tractors Due to Risk of Injury

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–July 24, 2015

  • Briggs & Stratton Simplicity Garden Tractor
    Briggs & Stratton Simplicity Garden Tractor

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Briggs & Stratton Simplicity Riding Mowers, Garden Tractors and Mower Decks

Hazard:  The chute deflector on the riding mowers and garden tractors can fail to prevent projectiles from being expelled. This poses a risk of injury to consumers from projectiles.

Consumer Contact:  Briggs & Stratton at (800) 227-3798 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at and click on “Recalls and Notifications” for more information. Dealers can be found using the dealer locator at

Recall Details

Units:  About 2,800

Description:  This recall involves orange Simplicity brand zero turn riding mowers, mower deck attachments and garden tractors. Mower deck sizes range from 44 to 54 inches. The Simplicity logo is on the side of the mower or garden tractor. Mowers and garden tractors with the following model and serial numbers are included in the recall. The model and serial numbers are located on the frame near the front tires or on the frame rail below the seat.


 Serial Number      Range        


 2016939034 – 2017048430


 2016943253 – 2017107153


 2016933459 – 2017114841


 2017100601 – 2017100603


 2016825203 – 2017125081


 2016869892 – 2017114891


 2016893089 – 2017100633


 2016905124 – 2017114535


 2016969131 – 2017104015


 2016868431 – 2016869752

Mowers with a black dot on the label containing the product’s model and serial number are not included in this recall.

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact a Briggs & Stratton dealer to schedule a free repair.

Sold at:  Briggs & Stratton dealers nationwide from August 2014 through May 2015 for between $3,600 and $16,000.

Manufacturer(s):  Briggs & Stratton Corp., of Wauwatosa, Wis.

Manufactured in:  United States

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