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Briggs & Stratton Corporation Announces Storm Responder Portable Generator Sweepstakes

  Briggs & Stratton Corporation Announces Storm Responder Portable Generator
                                 Sweepstakes

Company helps hurricane-prone states prepare for severe weather in advance of
upcoming season

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, June 11, 2013

MILWAUKEE, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hurricane activity this season is
expected to be above average, according to a report released by Colorado State
University. To help homeowners prepare for hurricane season, which started on
June 1 and runs through Nov. 30, Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) is
partnering with TV stations along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts to give away
four 6250-Watt(1) Storm Responder portable generators per market.

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"Partnering with local TV stations in hurricane-prone regions will ensure more
families along the coasts stay safe in the event of a tropical storm or
hurricane," said Deadra Richelle-Purifoy, assistant marketing manager for
Briggs & Stratton's Power Products Group. "The Storm Responder was developed
specifically for emergency situations. It features step-by-step startup and
shutdown instructions printed directly on the unit, which helps provide peace
of mind during a crisis."

Introduced in spring 2013, the Storm Responder is designed for operation when
a power outage occurs. The portable generator unit features a state-of-the-art
control panel and is powered by a reliable Briggs & Stratton Professional
Series™ OHV engine. Coupled with use instructions printed on the unit, simple
diagrams indicate the correct oil and generator fuel types, what appliances
can be plugged in and where the portable generator should be placed when in
use.

Portable Generator Safety
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a tasteless, colorless and odorless gas and it is
important to be mindful of its dangers while operating a portable generator.
Even if exhaust fumes can't be detected, the small engines that power portable
units emit potentially harmful CO gas. If engine fumes aren't able to exhaust
in a safe manner, harmful effects — even death — can occur in a matter of
minutes.

The best way to operate a portable generator safely is to read and follow the
operator's manual before starting the unit. Additional steps to ensure safe
operation include:

  oDo not run portable generators inside homes, garages, basements,
    crawlspaces, sheds, or other partially enclosed spaces, even if using fans
    or opening doors and windows for ventilation. CO can quickly build up and
    linger for hours, even after the unit has been shut off.
  oAlways place portable generators downwind and position engine exhaust away
    from occupied spaces.
  oSmoke alarms cannot detect CO gas, so install battery-operated or plug-in
    CO alarms with battery backup according to the manufacturer's
    instructions.
  oIf you start to feel sick, dizzy, or weak while using a portable
    generator, shut it off and get to fresh air immediately. See a doctor as
    you may have CO poisoning.

Visit www.briggsandstratton.com/SafetyFirst for more information on safely
using a portable generator.

(1) ^ This generator is rated in accordance with CSA (Canadian Standards
Association) standard C22.2 No. 100-04 (motors and generators).

About Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the
world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment.Its
wholly owned subsidiaries include North America's number one manufacturer of
portable generators and pressure washers, and it is a leading designer,
manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care through its
Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs &
Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over
100 countries on six continents.

SOURCE Briggs & Stratton Corporation

Website: https://www.briggsandstratton.com
Contact: Larissa Blick, Swanson Russell, 402-437-6491,
larissab@swansonrussell.com
 
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