About Snapper riding lawn mowers

Recall Date: 10/16/2002

Riding Lawn Mowers Recalled by Snapper, Inc. Recall Alert U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 October 16, 2002 Alert #03-504 CPSC, Snapper, Inc. Announce Recall of Riding Lawn Mowers PRODUCT: Lawn Mower – Snapper, Inc., of McDonough, Ga. is voluntarily recalling about 3,000 riding lawn mowers. Snapper lawn mowers with model numbers 280922B, 281022BE, LT145H33HBV, and YZ145333BVE are part of this recall. The model number can be found on a white label attached to the top of the lawn mower. Date code 5/02 or 6/02 can be found on the discharge chute. Authorized Snapper dealers sold these mowers nationwide from May 2002 through June 2002 for between $1,099 to $2,699. These lawn mowers were made in the USA. PROBLEM: The side discharge chute is defective. The material used to manufacture the side discharge chute is not strong enough to prevent projectiles from flying out from under the mower deck exposing consumers and by-standers to possible injuries from flying debris. INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported. WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using their lawn mowers until the discharge chute has been replaced. Contact a Snapper dealer immediately for a free replacement. For more information, contact Snapper, Inc. on (800) 935-2967. Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. or at the Snapper web site at www.snapper.com 280922B 281022BE YZ145333BVE LT145H33HBV

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Sources: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2003/CPSC-Snapper-Inc-Announce-Recall-of-Riding-Lawn-Mowers