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Kawasaki Motors Recalls Lawn Mower Engines

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Kawasaki FH, FR, FS and FX series engines used in riding and wide area, walk-behind lawn lawnmowers
(Image: © CPSC.)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA of Grand Rapids, Mich., announced a voluntary recall of about 210,000 Lawn Mower Engines.

Hazard: The fuel filter can leak, posing a fire hazard.

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

Description: This recall includes Kawasaki FH, FR, FS and FX series engines used in riding and wide area, walk-behind lawnmowers 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)ModelSpecificationSerial Number Range
Ariens/GravelyFR691V FR691V FR730V FR730V FS481V FS600V FS691V FX481V FX481V FX600V FX691V FX730V FX730V FX751V FX850V FX921VAS19 CS09 AS15 CS07 BS22 BS18 CS08 DS04 DS04 DS08 DS04 DS04 DS04 DS05 DS07 AS09FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951 FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951 FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003 FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464 FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952 FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651 FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372 FX481VA00810 - FX481VA01191 FX481VA00810 - FX481VA01191 FX600VA14634 - FX600VA18373 FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675 FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607 FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607 FX751VA24127 - FX751VA33598 FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326 FX921VA07267 - FX921VA13450
Bad Boy MowersFR651V FR651V FR730V FS730V FX850V FX850VAS19 BS17 AS16 AS14 AS15 ES09FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183 FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183 FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003 FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464 FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326 FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326
Bob-CatFR651V FR691V FS481V FS541V FS541V FS541V FS600V FS600V FX541V FX600V FX651V FX691V FX730V FX801V FX921V FXT00V FXT00VAS18 AS18 CS04 BS08 CS05 CS08 CS07 CS08 CS05 CS05 CS05 CS06 CS09 DS08 CS08 DS01 ES01FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183 FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951 FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952 FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103 FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103 FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103 FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651 FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651 FX541VA00980 - FX541VA01063 FX600VA14634 - FX600VA18373 FX651VA16250 - FX651VA22022 FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675 FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607 FX801VA26410 - FX801VA35509 FX921VA07267 - FX921VA13450 FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119 FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119
Bush HogFS691V FX730VCS09 BS14FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372 FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
Bush Hog, Tiger Corp.FX730VBS14FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
Country ClipperFS651V FX730V FX801V FXT00VAS13 CS00 AS09 ES00FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562 FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607 FX801VA26410 - FX801VA35509 FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119
Cub CadetFR600V FR651V FR651V FR691V FR691V FR730V FX850V FXT00VBS06 CS05 CS08 AS17 DS05 CS05 CS11 CS09FR600VA28739 - FR600VA47566 FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183 FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183 FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951 FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951 FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003 FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326 FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119
Dixie ChopperFS651V FS730V FX850V FXT00VCS07 BS09 AS14 AS10FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562 FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464 FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326 FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119
DR Power EquipmentFS600VAS19FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
EncoreFS541VBS16FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
ExmarkFR651V FR651V FR651V FR691V FR691V FS481V FS481V FS541V FS541V FS600V FS651V FS691V FX730VBS13 CS06 CS10 BS13 CS07 AS25 CS06 AS23 CS06 CS15 AS12 BS12 CS13FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183 FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183 FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183 FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951 FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951 FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952 FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952 FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103 FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103 FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651 FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562 FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372 FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
Ferris/Snapper ProFS541V FS600V FS730V FX600V FX651V FX730VAS25 AS22 AS12 CS06 AS11 AS18FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103 FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651 FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464 FX600VA14634 - FX600VA18373 FX651VA16250 - FX651VA22022 FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
Ferris/Snapper Pro/SimplicityFS691V FX801VAS14 AS09FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372 FX801VA26410 - FX801VA35509
HusqvarnaFR691V FR691V FR730V FR730V FR730V FX651V FX730VBS15 CS06 AS12 AS13 AS14 DS09 CS15FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951 FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951 FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003 FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003 FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003 FX651VA16250 - FX651VA22022 FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
Husqvarna/DixonFR651V FR730V FX691V FX730V FX801V FX921VCS09 DS04 DS10 CS07 ES00 DS06FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183 FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003 FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675 FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607 FX801VA26410 - FX801VA35509 FX921VA07267 - FX921VA13450
Hustler/Big DogFR541V FR600V FR651V FR691V FR730V FS481V FS541V FS600V FS651V FS691V FX600V FX691V FX730V FX850V FXT00VBS04 BS08 BS11 BS14 BS10 CS19 CS21 BS14 CS11 BS10 BS14 CS18 CS17 CS12 CS08FR541VA05747 - FR541VA10514 FR600VA28739 - FR600VA47566 FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183 FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951 FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464 FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952 FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103 FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651 FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562 FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372 FX600VA14634 - FX600VA18373 FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675 FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607 FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326 FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119
Land PrideFR541V FR600V FS691V FX730V FX850VCS00 CS00 CS04 CS08 ES09FR541VA05747 - FR541VA10514 FR600VA28739 - FR600VA47566 FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372 FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607 FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326
SCAGFS481V FS541V FS600V FS600V FS651V FS651V FS730V FX600V FX691V FX730V FX801V FX850V FX921VCS18 CS19 BS13 CS12 BS10 CS09 AS11 CS09 DS11 CS06 CS07 DS10 BS07FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952 FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103 FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651 FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651 FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562 FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562 FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464 FX600VA14634 - FX600VA18373 FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675 FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607 FX801VA26410 - FX801VA35509 FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326 FX921VA07267 - FX921VA13450
ToroFR651V FR651V FR691V FR730V FS481V FS541V FS541V FS600V FS600V FS691V FS730V FX691VBS12 CS10 CS12 CS09 CS08 CS06 CS11 BS10 CS09 CS05 CS06 DS13FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183 FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183 FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951 FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003 FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952 FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103 FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103 FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651 FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651 FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372 FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464 FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675
WoodsFH770DFS04FH770DA17828 - FH770DA17997
WorldlawnFR651V FR691V FS481V FS481V FS481V FX651V FX691V FX751VES00 ES00 BS12 BS13 BS24 CS08 CS14 ES00FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183 FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951 FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952 FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952 FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952 FX651VA16250 - FX651VA22022 FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675 FX751VA24127 - FX751VA33598

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

Label on the side of the Kawasaki engine
(Image credit: CPSC.)

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 $2000 and $10,000.

Manufactured in: U.S.

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

Consumer Contact: Kawasaki Motors; toll-free at (866) 836-446, 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.

Note: Health Canada also has a press release on this recall which is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1721.