Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.—Kawasaki FE, FH, FJ, FR, FX and FX series lawn mower engines

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Product description

Kawasaki 4-cycle air-cooled general purpose engines installed in ride-on and walk-behind lawn mowers and utility vehicle applications.

Equipment powered by a Kawasaki FR, FS or FX series engine that has a fuel filter manufactured between May 2011 (date code 136/11) and August 2012 (date code 216/12) is eligible for this recall.

Eligible Kawasaki engines can be found in many popular ride-on mowers, wide area walk-behind mowers, and other small engine powered equipment.
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What are the defects?

The plastic weld between the fuel filter body and cap may not adequately seal the filter assembly. In the event the filter body is not sealed, fuel may leak from the filter housing.

What are the hazards?

Fuel leaks may present a fire hazard.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should stop using affected machines immediately. Consumers should contact their nearest authorised dealership to make arrangements to have the fuel filter replaced free of charge.

Traders who sold this product

Various retailers of garden maintenance tools.

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Responsible regulator

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

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