Black & Decker, Craftsman lawnmower recall: Can turn on without warning
These are some messed up lawnmowers. They were recalled in 2002 and 2006 over a fire hazard.
This recall came following Black & Decker cataloging 34 complaints about of the motor running after the "safety key" was taken out, including two that caused injuries.
Black & Decker models recalled are: CMM1000 or CMM1000R. The Craftsman mowers recalled are model number 900.370520.
The Craftsman mowers are dark green with a black motor cover. The Black & Decker models are either orange or green with a black motor cover.
The Black & Decker-branded models were sold nationwide from September 1995 through December 2006. The Craftsman-branded models were sold at Sears and Orchard Supply Hardware stores between January 1998 and December 2000. The mowers retailed for about $450
They were built in plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico, the CPSC said.
If you have one of the mowers, stop using it and call either Black & Decker or Sears to arrange for an inspection and repair of the mower or get a credit toward a new, cordless lawnmower. You should contact the company even if your mower was repaired as part of prior recalls, the CPSC said.
Black & Decker owners can call (866) 229-5570 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
Craftsman owners can call Sears at (888) 281-5314 between Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time.