MTD Products Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, has recalled about 900 of the SureFit™ riding lawn mower blade spindle shafts and assemblies because it can break and cause serious injuries or property damage.
SureFit has received 1 report of a blade spindle shaft breaking. No injuries were reported.
According to the recall notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on January 4, 2018:
The blade spindle shaft can break during lawn mowing and the broken blade pieces can become projectiles. This poses a risk of an impact injury to bystanders or damage to property.”
This recall involves the SureFit blade spindle shaft and assembly with Model #504-00341 or Model #504-00346. They were sold separately as replacement blades for John Deere riding lawn mowers.
They were sold at Ball Equipment, Dixie Sales, Marr Brothers, other lawn and garden stores in the U.S. and Canada from January 2017 to September 2017 for about $58 for the assembly and $20 for the shaft.
Consumers should immediately stop using John Deere riding lawn mowers with SureFit blade spindle shafts or assemblies and contact the company for instructions on how to receive a free replacement.
For more information, consumers can call SureFit toll-free at 855-971-2299 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday-Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. or online at www.MTDProducts.com and click on “Product Recall” at the bottom of the page.