RECALL: Riding Mower Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard

  December 12, 2017

By Naomi Millán

Bush Hog HDE riding lawn mowers have been recalled by the manufacturer because the mower blade can separate from the spindle, posing a laceration hazard.

The company is aware of two incidents involving blade disengagement, though no injuries were reported, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall number 18-036.

About 500 recalled Bush Hog Zero Turn Radius (ZTR) HDE riding lawn mowers were manufactured on or before August 4, 2017. The manufacturing date is located on a plate on the right rear frame, underneath the fender. Mowers with a yellow bolt fastening the blade to the spindle have already been repaired.

Facility managers affected by the recall are directed to stop using the mowers and contact a Bush Hog dealer for a free repair. For more information, contact Bush Hog at 877-873-0145 or www.bushhog.com and click “Safety.” 

This Quick Read was submitted by Naomi Millán, senior editor of Building Operating Management magazine, naomi.millan@tradepress.com. Go here for other recent recall notices.


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