Name of Product: Briggs & Stratton Simplicity Riding Mowers, Garden Tractors and Mower Decks

Hazard: The chute deflector on the riding mowers and garden tractors can fail to prevent projectiles from being expelled. This poses a risk of injury to consumers from projectiles.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact a Briggs & Stratton dealer to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Briggs & Stratton at (800) 227-3798 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at and click on “Recalls and Notifications” for more information. Dealers can be found using the dealer locator at

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Units: About 2,800

Description: This recall involves orange Simplicity brand zero turn riding mowers, mower deck attachments and garden tractors. Mower deck sizes range from 44 to 54 inches. The Simplicity logo is on the side of the mower or garden tractor. Mowers and garden tractors with the following model and serial numbers are included in the recall. The model and serial numbers are located on the frame near the front tires or on the frame rail below the seat.

Model                  Serial Number Range

1695058              2016939034 – 2017048430

1696445              2016943253 – 2017107153

1696446              2016933459 – 2017114841

1696459              2017100601 – 2017100603

2691175              2016825203 – 2017125081

2691176              2016869892 – 2017114891

2691179              2016893089 – 2017100633

2691224              2016905124 – 2017114535

2691280              2016969131 – 2017104015

5901269              2016868431 – 2016869752

Mowers with a black dot on the label containing the product’s model and serial number are not included in this recall.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold at: Briggs & Stratton dealers nationwide from August 2014 through May 2015 for between $3,600 and $16,000.

Manufacturer: Briggs & Stratton Corp., of Wauwatosa, Wis.

Manufactured in: United States