CPSC: Kohler Courage Engines Recalled for Injury Risks

05/06/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Kohler, WI — About 10,000 Kohler Courage Engines were voluntarily recalled for laceration hazards by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Kohler Co. The CPSC announced the product recall on May 5, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that a wire connector on the engine can become disconnected causing the operator’s seat switch to fail. This causes the blades to continue rotating, instead of shutting off, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

“This recall involves Kohler Courage twin-cylinder engines sold with three brands of lawn tractors: Husqvarna, Cub Cadet, and Troy-Bilt. The vertical-shaft gasoline engines range in horsepower from 20 to 25. Engines included in this recall have serial numbers with the first five digits beginning with 41028 through 41056. Serial numbers can be found on the black engine cover,” reported the CPSC press release.

Consumers are advised to contact an authorized Kohler dealer or return the engine to place of purchase for a free inspection and repair.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Kohler Co. at (800) 451-2294 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit their website at www.kohlerengines.com.

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