Briggs & Stratton Recalls Snapper Rear Engine Riding Mowers Due to Injury Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–October 17, 2014.

Recall date: October 16, 2014
Recall number: 15-707

  •  Front of mower
    Front of mower

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Brigg & Stratton Snapper Rear Engine Riding Mower

Hazard:  Weld on drive axle can fail resulting in loss of brake control, posing an injury hazard.

Consumer Contact:  Briggs & Stratton Corporation at (800) 935-2967 from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at and click on “Recall Alert Notice” for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 8,500

Description:  This recall involves six models of Briggs & Stratton Snapper Rear Engine Riding Mowers. The mowers are red with a black fuel tank, steering wheel and seat. The name Snapper is printed on both sides of the mower. The model and serial numbers are on a label on the engine platform under the right side of the seat. The following models and serial number ranges are included.

Model Number

Serial Number Range


2016447188 – 2016485206


2016443919 – 2016568930


2016462619 – 2016481454


2016611952 – 2016766052


2016624456 – 2016765000


2016603229 – 2016775752

Incidents/Injuries:  Briggs & Stratton has received two reports of brake failure, related to failed weld. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact an authorized Snapper service dealer for a free repair.

Sold at:  Family Farm stores, Power Equipment Direct and Briggs & Stratton Snapper dealers nationwide from April 2013 through May 2014 for between $1,300 and $2,000.

Manufacturer:  Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC, of Milwaukee, Wis.

Manufactured in:  United States

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