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Briggs & Stratton Model 40 V-Twin Engine

Description: The recalled product is a Briggs & Stratton V-twin engine with the date code 100201Y. The engines can be found in the following lawn mowers: Craftsman, model 247:289810; Husqvarna, model 960460016; and Bad Boy, model BBM4826BS. The engine date code is bottom-most number located on the valve cover of the engine. The valve cover is located at the front of the engine near the oil dipstick. [Source]

Briggs & Stratton Model 40 V-Twin Engine
Briggs & Stratton Recalls Model 40 V-Twin Engine Due to Injury Hazard; Used on Sears, Husqvarna, Bad Boy Riding Mowers

The valve cover is located at the front of the engine near the oil dipstick

About 50 units were affected by this recall.

Briggs & Stratton Model 40 V-Twin Engine Recall Information

Country of OriginUnited States
Recall Date02/01/2011
Recall ID829
Recall Number11719
Product TypeInternal Combustion Engines (Nonvehicular)
HazardWear on misrouted wiring may cause it to disconnect from the shut-off device, allowing the engine to continue running when the key is in the "OFF" position or when the operator gets off the seat while the mower is engaged, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
InjuriesNone reported
RemedyConsumers should immediately stop using the riding mowers and contact a Briggs & Stratton Authorized Dealer for free inspection and repair. Consumers with affected Craftsman and Husqvarna models were notified by letter from Sears and Briggs & Stratton. Tractor Supply Company has not notified the purchasers of the affected Bad Boy models.
Remedy OptionRepair
ContactFor more information, contact Briggs & Stratton Corporation at (866) 927-3349 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at
Last Updated04/25/2016
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