Defective Kawasaki Parts Pose Fire Risks, Lead to Recall of Fuel Filters, Engines and Utility Vehicles
Tens of thousands of fuel filters, lawnmower engines and utility vehicles are being recalled due to faulty parts manufactured by Kawasaki Motors Corp., according to the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC).
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Kawasaki Fuel Filter Recall
Kawasaki is recalling about 55,000 fuel filters and approximately 1,200 tune-up kits because the fuel filters can leak and pose a fire hazard. According to the CPSC, 110 reports of fuel leaks in lawnmowers have been reported.
The fuel filter recall affects translucent plastic filters labeled with “Visu Filter” and date codes ranging from 136/11 to 365/11 and 001/12 to 216/12. The tune-up kits are boxed and labeled “Kawasaki Engine Tune-Up Kit” with part numbers 99969-6189, 99969-6190, 99969-6191, 99969-6196 and 99969-6220. For more information on this recall, see the CPSC Kawasaki fuel filter recall page.
Kawasaki Lawnmower Engine Recall
Kawasaki is also recalling approximately 210,000 lawnmower engines due to faulty fuel filters that can leak and pose a fire hazard.
The engine recall includes Kawasaki FH, FR, FS and FX series engines that were used on a number of riding and walk-behind mowers sold nationwide under brand names including Ariens, Bad Boy Mowers, Big Dog, Bob-Cat, Bush Hog, Country Clipper, Cub Cadet, Dixie Chopper, Dixon, DR Power Equipment, Encore, Exmark, Ferris, Gravely, Hustler, Husqvarna, Land Pride, SCAG, Simplicity, Snapper Pro, Tiger Corp, Toro, Worldlawn and Woods.
Please see the CPSC Kawasaki lawnmower engine recall page for a complete list of the impacted brands, model numbers and serial numbers.
John Deere Utility Vehicle Recall
John Deere is recalling about 4,300 utility vehicles that contain Kawasaki engines because the engines feature fuel filters that can leak and lead to a fire risk.
This recall affects John Deere TH, TS and TX Gator utility vehicles that have Kawasaki FE, FH and FJ series engines. For a complete list of model and serial numbers involved in the recall, please see the CPSC John Deere utility vehicle recall page.
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