August 8, 2002Briggs & Stratton Has Recalled Engines
Used on Fun Kart Type Go-Karts
- Briggs & Stratton Corp. has recalled
about 160,000 engines used on fun-karts. Fuel from the engine can spill out
if the fun-kart overturns, posing serious fire and burn hazards to
Briggs & Stratton has received nine reports of incidents involving fun-karts
that overturned and caught fire, including four consumers who suffered
- All Model Series 1352XX on fun-karts
- Location of Model number is indicated by arrow below
FunPower Model Series 1362XX
- Includes only 1362XX engines built on or before June 22, 1995
- Has a 2" tall plastic fuel cap.
- Location of Model and Date Code number is indicated by arrow below.
The recalled engines are used only on fun-karts, which look and ride like
go-karts, but are for personal use. The engine models included in the recall
The engines involved in this recall were manufactured in the United States.
Briggs & Stratton sold the engines between May 1992 and June 1995 to
fun-kart manufacturers such as Avenger Inc., Bob’s Kart Shop, Brister
Thunder Karts, Carter Brothers Manuf., Hamilton, Kartco Inc., Ken-Bar Manuf.
Co., Manco Products Inc., T&D Metal Products Co., and U.S.A. Industries Inc.
The engines were also sold separately to authorized distributors and dealers
who may have resold them to consumers building homemade go-karts.
Retail, specialty, and power equipment stores nationwide sold the fun-karts
from 1992 through 1997 for between $600 and $2,000.
Consumers should stop using the fun-karts immediately and contact a local
Briggs & Stratton dealer for a free engine repair. Consumers also can
contact Briggs & Stratton at (800) 999-9444 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT
Monday through Friday or log on to the company’s website at
www.briggsandstratton.com to arrange for the free repair or to find a local