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Craftsman riding mowers recalled

Oct. 16, 2010 at 3:05 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Briggs & Stratton riding lawn mowers due to risk of injury from projectiles.

The company has received one report of a bolt "discharged forcefully, breaking a window." the commission said in a statement. If not properly fastened, bolts can turn into projectiles when the mower is in use, commission said.

The recall involves 500 Craftsman riding mowers sold exclusively at Sears and made by Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC of Milwaukee, Wis. They were sold between February 2010 and May 2010 for about $1,400.

Included in the recall are mowers with serial numbers 2014033403 through 2014034552, or numbers 2014082112 through 2014082861, or numbers 2014149995 through 2014151226 or numbers 2014346290 through 2014346803.

Consumers were advised to stop using the recalled mowers and contact Sears for a free inspection and repair.

Consumers can call 800-859-7026 for information.

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