Ariens recalls 40,000 mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Acute Cut, Mar 19, 2001.

  1. Acute Cut

    Acute Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 980

    Ok, ill try to paste the whole article from thier site, but if not ill try and post the link. I am afraid i am not really all that good at this comp. stuff.


    Ariens Company is recalling approximately 33,032 walk behind lawn mowers equipped with 6.5 horsepower Briggs & Stratton engines. Ariens Company has recently received reports of the blade adapter breaking in a number of these lawnmowers. If the adapter is not replaced promptly, a broken piece of the adapter could fly out from under the mower deck causing a potential risk of personal injury.

    Continued use of the mower after adapter breakage could eventually result in detachment of the blade, further damage to the mower and potential risk of personal injury.

    The recalled lawnmowers were manufactured from November 1999 through May 2000, and sold by Home Depot and Ariens. The following models and serial number ranges are affected:

    Brand Name Model # Serial #
    Scotts 907254 000101 - 019124
    Ariens 911513 000101 - 001242
    Ariens 911514 000101 - 006616
    Ariens 911515 000101 - 001445
    Ariens 911516 000101 - 005105

    The Model and Serial Number are found on the mower deck.

    Consumers should stop using these lawn mowers immediately. Scotts customers may return their mower to a local Ariens Dealer for a free repair or call toll free at 1-877-466-0812 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CST.
    Ariens customers may return their mower to their local Ariens Dealer or can call 1-920-756-4400 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CST, for more information.

  2. eslawns

    eslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    What's really sad is that this has been a big problem for several years. I wonder what's going on with a company that waits years to take care of a problem. Maybe they just waited until a big enough lawsuit came along.
  3. Stephen Land

    Stephen Land LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Strange that you posted this. Happened to me yesterday.
    Pice of the adaptor flew out did' hit any thing. Thanks

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