Briggs & Stratton Corporation—Victa and Powerup Brand Walk-Behind Lawnmowers

PRA number

2013/13510

Published date

Product description

Briggs & Stratton engines in the following Victa and Powerup walk-behind lawnmowers manufactured from 3 December 2012 to 28 February 2013:

Powerup - model # 46TB5
Bronco - model # BRA486
Corvette 500 - model # GCS464
Hawk - model # KCS464
Lawnkeeper - model # LCS464
Commando - model # CCC464
Pace - model # PCS464
Vantage - model # VCS464
Vantage - model # VMS464
Identifying features
Lawnmower serial number ranges: Powerup - model # 46TB5 from 2016383557 to 2016383616 Bronco - model # BRA486 from 2016288571 to 2016409633 Corvette 500 - model # GCS464 from 2016271636 to 2016410708 Hawk - model # KCS464 from 2016344525 to 2016407972 Lawnkeeper - model # LCS464 from 2016311432 to 2016407874 Commando - model # CCC464 from 2016344635 to 2016344734 Pace - model # PCS464 from 2016352199 to 2016410858 Vantage - model # VCS464 from 2016330261 to 2016410059 Vantage - model # VMS464 from 2016318677 to 2016409009

Other identifying numbers

Lawnmower serial number ranges:

Powerup - model # 46TB5 from 2016383557 to 2016383616
Bronco - model # BRA486 from 2016288571 to 2016409633
Corvette 500 - model # GCS464 from 2016271636 to 2016410708
Hawk - model # KCS464 from 2016344525 to 2016407972
Lawnkeeper - model # LCS464 from 2016311432 to 2016407874
Commando - model # CCC464 from 2016344635 to 2016344734
Pace - model # PCS464 from 2016352199 to 2016410858
Vantage - model # VCS464 from 2016330261 to 2016410059
Vantage - model # VMS464 from 2016318677 to 2016409009

What are the defects?

The engine cover can limit the travel of the throttle control lever, affecting its ability to contact the stop switch.

What are the hazards?

The engine on affected mowers cannot be turned off in the normal manner. The defect would be evident on new units during first use.

What should consumers do?

A customer with a mower that cannot be turned off in the normal manner should move it to a safe location and wait until the fuel is used up and the engine stops.

To arrange for a free inspection and repair, consumers can call toll-free between 8:30am – 5:00pm AEST at 1800 356 632 or visit the company website at http://www.briggsandstratton.com/eu/en/support/recalls or e-mail to enquiries@briggsandstratton.com.au or contact any Briggs & Stratton authorized service dealer.

A customer with a mower that cannot be turned off in the normal manner should move it to a safe location and wait until the fuel is used up and the engine stops.

Traders who sold this product

Units were sold by major / independent hardware stores and distributors, as well as through Victa and Power Up dealers.

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Dates available for sale

-

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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