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What’s the Problem?
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission , this recall affects red and black Craftsman 30” mini and Troy-Bilt TB30 riding lawnmowers, which were manufactured from July 20, 2021, through December 17, 2022, and have serial numbers 1G20MB20001 through 1L17MB20228.
“The riding mowers can fail to come to a complete stop and continue to move at a speed of about one mile per hour when the clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed, posing a low speed crash hazard,” CPSC said.
The month and year of manufacture on the recalled mowers are found on the model plate label under the heading DOM for Date of Manufacture. The third and fourth characters of the serial number identify the manufacturing day.
The date of manufacture, the serial number, which includes the full manufacture date, and the following model or SKU numbers can be found on the model plate label on the bottom of the seat pan:
If you purchased a lawn mower that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact Craftsman or Troy-Bilt for a free inspection and repair. Consumers will be assisted in contacting a local repair shop to have a replacement drive belt installed at no cost to the consumer.
This recall began on April 14, 2022.
The CPSC Recall Number for these items is 22-119.
Craftsman Riding Mower Class Action Settlement
In May 2015, a class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of owners of Craftsman Riding Lawn Tractors who allege that the tractors contain a fuel line defect that poses a fire risk.
Plaintiffs Rebecca Rysewyk, Mary E. Rood, Brian Van Vooren, and Katie Smith filed the lawsuit over claims that certain riding lawnmowers are prone to gas leaks that can cause the vehicles to catch fire while in use or just after use.
Van Vooren claims to have experienced the fire risk firsthand after mowing his property and parking the mower outside of his detached garage. The lawn tractor ignited just as Van Vooren walked away, according to the lawsuit. Shortly thereafter, Van Vooren allegedly discovered that his garage was on fire, which ended up melting the siding of his house and causing damage to his truck.
Smith claims her husband was on a Craftsman Riding Lawn Tractor when it caught on fire. Although Mr. Smith was able to put the fire out, the lawsuit alleges that no compensation was offered for the defective lawnmower.
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Do I Have a Craftsman Lawnmower Lawsuit?
The Products Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Craftsman Lawnmower Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was injured by a recalled lawnmower, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.