October 10, 2000Lawn-Boy Inc. Recalls Silver Pro
and Gold Pro Series Power Mowers
MN (SafetyAlerts) - Lawn-Boy Inc.,
has announced a recall of about 102,000 Lawn-Boy power mowers. Due to wear caused by the
mulch fan, the mowers' blades can crack and break off. Broken pieces of the blade can be
propelled from underneath the mower, possibly injuring the operator or a bystander.
Lawn-Boy has received eight reports of blades breaking on these mowers, including a
consumer who was struck on the shin by a piece of a broken mower blade, resulting in a
The recalled Lawn-Boy Silver Pro and Gold Pro Series are 2-cycle, walk-behind, 21-inch
power mowers. A decal on the right rear of the mower's housing (Silver Pro) or beneath the
handle control panel (Gold Pro) has a serial number from 8900001 to 8999999,
and one of the following model numbers:
Lawn-Boy dealers, and department and
home center stores, including Sears, Lowe's and the Home Depot, sold these mowers from
February 1998 through August 2000 for between $400 and $600.
Consumers should stop using these recalled mowers immediately. The company will
automatically mail free repair kits, which include a new mower blade and modified mulching
fan, to consumers who have registered their mowers. Consumers can have the repair
performed for free at a local Lawn-Boy service dealer after receiving the repair kit.
Consumers who have not been notified should contact their local Lawn-Boy service dealer
for assistance. To locate the nearest Lawn-Boy service dealer or for more information,
consumers should call Lawn-Boy at (800) 444-8676 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday
through Friday, or go to their website here.
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