Kawasaki Motors Recalls Lawn Mower Engines Due to Fire Hazard

        Kawasaki Motors Recalls Lawn Mower Engines Due to Fire Hazard

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop
using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise
instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer

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Recall Summary
Name of product: Lawn Mower Engines
Hazard: The fuel filter can leak, posing a fire hazard
Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Kawasaki Motors; toll-free at (866) 836-4463, from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or online at www.kawpower.com or e-mail
the firm at ffrecall@kmc-usa.com for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13040.html 

Recall Details
Units: About 210,000
Description: This recall includes Kawasaki FH, FR, FS and FX series engines
used in riding and wide area, walk-behind lawn mowers made and sold under the
following brand names: Ariens, Bad Boy Mowers, Big Dog, Bob-Cat, Bush Hog,
Country Clipper, Cub Cadet, Dixie Chopper, Dixon, DR Power Equipment, Encore,
Exmark, Ferris, Gravely, Hustler, Husqvarna, Land Pride, SCAG, Simplicity,
Snapper Pro, Tiger Corp, Toro, Worldlawn and Woods. Engines may have also
have been bought separately and used in other lawn mowers. Recalled engines
are 13 to 36 horsepower, air-cooled, v-twin engines. "Kawasaki" and the model
number are printed on the top of all of the engines. In addition, the spec and
serial numbers are printed on a label on one side of the engine.

The following model, spec and serial numbers are included:

Brand(s)                      Model  Specification Serial Number Range
                              FR691V AS19          FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
                              FR691V CS09          FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
                              FR730V AS15          FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003
                              FR730V CS07          FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464
                              FS481V BS22          FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952
                              FS600V BS18          FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
                              FS691V CS08          FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372
Ariens/Gravely                FX481V DS04          FX481VA00810 - FX481VA01191
                              FX481V DS04          FX481VA00810 - FX481VA01191
                              FX600V DS08          FX600VA14634 - FX600VA18373
                              FX691V DS04          FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675
                              FX730V DS04          FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
                              FX730V DS04          FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
                              FX751V DS05          FX751VA24127 - FX751VA33598
                              FX850V DS07          FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326
                              FX921V AS09          FX921VA07267 - FX921VA13450
                              FR651V AS19          FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
                              FR651V BS17          FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
Bad Boy Mowers                FR730V AS16          FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003
                              FS730V AS14          FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464
                              FX850V AS15          FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326
                              FX850V ES09          FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326
                              FR651V AS18          FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
                              FR691V AS18          FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
                              FS481V CS04          FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952
                              FS541V BS08          FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
                              FS541V CS05          FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
                              FS541V CS08          FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
                              FS600V CS07          FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
                              FS600V CS08          FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
Bob-Cat                       FX541V CS05          FX541VA00980 - FX541VA01063
                              FX600V CS05          FX600VA14634 - FX600VA18373
                              FX651V CS05          FX651VA16250 - FX651VA22022
                              FX691V CS06          FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675
                              FX730V CS09          FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
                              FX801V DS08          FX801VA26410 - FX801VA35509
                              FX921V CS08          FX921VA07267 - FX921VA13450
                              FXT00V DS01          FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119
                              FXT00V ES01          FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119
Bush Hog                      FS691V CS09          FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372
                              FX730V BS14          FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
Bush Hog, Tiger Corp.         FX730V BS14          FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
                              FS651V AS13          FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562
Country Clipper               FX730V CS00          FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
                              FX801V AS09          FX801VA26410 - FX801VA35509
                              FXT00V ES00          FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119
                              FR600V BS06          FR600VA28739 - FR600VA47566
                              FR651V CS05          FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
                              FR651V CS08          FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
Cub Cadet                     FR691V AS17          FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
                              FR691V DS05          FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
                              FR730V CS05          FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003
                              FX850V CS11          FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326
                              FXT00V CS09          FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119
                              FS651V CS07          FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562
Dixie Chopper                 FS730V BS09          FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464
                              FX850V AS14          FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326
                              FXT00V AS10          FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119
DR Power Equipment            FS600V AS19          FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
Encore                        FS541V BS16          FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
                              FR651V BS13          FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
                              FR651V CS06          FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
                              FR651V CS10          FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
                              FR691V BS13          FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
                              FR691V CS07          FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
                              FS481V AS25          FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952
Exmark                        FS481V CS06          FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952
                              FS541V AS23          FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
                              FS541V CS06          FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
                              FS600V CS15          FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
                              FS651V AS12          FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562
                              FS691V BS12          FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372
                              FX730V CS13          FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
                              FS541V AS25          FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
                              FS600V AS22          FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
Ferris/Snapper Pro            FS730V AS12          FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464
                              FX600V CS06          FX600VA14634 - FX600VA18373
                              FX651V AS11          FX651VA16250 - FX651VA22022
                              FX730V AS18          FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
Ferris/Snapper Pro/Simplicity FS691V AS14          FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372
                              FX801V AS09          FX801VA26410 - FX801VA35509
                              FR691V BS15          FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
                              FR691V CS06          FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
                              FR730V AS12          FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003
Husqvarna                     FR730V AS13          FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003
                              FR730V AS14          FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003
                              FX651V DS09          FX651VA16250 - FX651VA22022
                              FX730V CS15          FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
                              FR651V CS09          FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
                              FR730V DS04          FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003
Husqvarna/Dixon               FX691V DS10          FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675
                              FX730V CS07          FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
                              FX801V ES00          FX801VA26410 - FX801VA35509
                              FX921V DS06          FX921VA07267 - FX921VA13450
                              FR541V BS04          FR541VA05747 - FR541VA10514
                              FR600V BS08          FR600VA28739 - FR600VA47566
                              FR651V BS11          FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
                              FR691V BS14          FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
                              FR730V BS10          FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464
                              FS481V CS19          FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952
                              FS541V CS21          FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
Hustler/Big Dog               FS600V BS14          FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
                              FS651V CS11          FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562
                              FS691V BS10          FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372
                              FX600V BS14          FX600VA14634 - FX600VA18373
                              FX691V CS18          FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675
                              FX730V CS17          FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
                              FX850V CS12          FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326
                              FXT00V CS08          FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119
                              FR541V CS00          FR541VA05747 - FR541VA10514
                              FR600V CS00          FR600VA28739 - FR600VA47566
Land Pride                    FS691V CS04          FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372
                              FX730V CS08          FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
                              FX850V ES09          FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326
                              FS481V CS18          FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952
                              FS541V CS19          FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
                              FS600V BS13          FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
                              FS600V CS12          FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
                              FS651V BS10          FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562
                              FS651V CS09          FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562
SCAG                          FS730V AS11          FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464
                              FX600V CS09          FX600VA14634 - FX600VA18373
                              FX691V DS11          FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675
                              FX730V CS06          FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
                              FX801V CS07          FX801VA26410 - FX801VA35509
                              FX850V DS10          FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326
                              FX921V BS07          FX921VA07267 - FX921VA13450
                              FR651V BS12          FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
                              FR651V CS10          FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
                              FR691V CS12          FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
                              FR730V CS09          FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003
                              FS481V CS08          FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952
Toro                          FS541V CS06          FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
                              FS541V CS11          FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
                              FS600V BS10          FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
                              FS600V CS09          FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
                              FS691V CS05          FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372
                              FS730V CS06          FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464
                              FX691V DS13          FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675
Woods                         FH770D FS04          FH770DA17828 - FH770DA17997
                              FR651V ES00          FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
                              FR691V ES00          FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
                              FS481V BS12          FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952
Worldlawn                     FS481V BS13          FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952
                              FS481V BS24          FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952
                              FX651V CS08          FX651VA16250 - FX651VA22022
                              FX691V CS14          FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675
                              FX751V ES00          FX751VA24127 - FX751VA33598

Kawasaki Motors is recalling the filters used in these lawn mower engines and
utility vehicle engines that use the recalled filters, also.

Incidents/Injuries: Kawasaki Motors has received 110 reports of fuel leaks. No
injuries reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using mowers with the recalled
engines and fuel filters and contact Kawasaki or a Kawasaki dealer for a free

Sold at: Authorized Kawasaki small engine dealers and lawn and garden
equipment retailers nationwide. Recalled units were sold between October 2011
and August 2012 for between $2,000 and $10,000.

Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Manufactured in: U.S.

Note:Health Canada's press release is available at

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in
receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this
product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please
tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Website: http://www.cpsc.gov
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