September 4, 2002Lawn-Boy Has Recalled
- Lawn-Boy Inc. has recalled
about 36,000 Lawn-Boy walk-behind mowers. The vendor who manufactured the
mulch plates for Lawn-Boy used the wrong material, making the plates brittle
and easy to crack or break if struck by a stone or stick while mowing.
Objects coming through a broken plate or pieces of the plate could possibly
injure the operator or bystanders.
Lawn-Boy has received five reports of broken mulch plates. No injuries or
property damage have been reported.
The recall includes 21-inch Lawn Boy Easy Mulch Silver, Silver Pro and
GoldPro Series walk-behind lawn mowers. The mowers have the words "EASY
MULCH" printed on the top of the mulch cover plate in bold black letters. A
model and serial plate is located on the right rear of the mower housing.
Lawn-Boy dealers, department and home center stores sold the mowers
nationwide from February 2002 to August 2002 for between $250 and $580.
Consumers should stop using these mowers in the mulching mode immediately
and contact Lawn-Boy to receive a replacement cover plate. For more
information, consumers can contact Lawn-Boy toll-free at (866) 336-5207
between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Consumers may also visit
the firm's web site at www.lawnboy.com.