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Briggs and Stratton Simplicity Recalled Due to Defective Chute

Product Recalled:

Briggs & Stratton Simplicity Zero Turn Mowers, Garden Tractors and Mower Decks



The deck's grass clipping chute deflector on the zero turn mowers and garden tractors can fail to prevent projectiles from being expelled posing a risk of injury to consumers.


How to Fix:

Simplicity owners should immediately stop using the recalled models and contact a Briggs & Stratton dealer to schedule a free repair.


Consumer Contact:

Call Briggs & Stratton at 1-800-227-3798 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the companies website at for more information. Local authorized dealers can be found using the dealer locator at

Recalled Briggs and Stratton Simplicity Riding Lawn Mowers


Made in the USA by Briggs & Stratton Corporation of Wauwatosa Wisconsin



This recall involves Briggs and Stratton's orange Simplicity brand zero turn riding mowers, mower deck attachments and garden tractors. Mower deck sizes range from 44 to 54 inches. The Simplicity logo can be found on the side of the zero turn mower or garden tractor. Zero turn mowers and garden tractors with the following model and serial numbers are included in the recall. The model and serial numbers are located on the frame near the front tires or on the frame rail below the seat. Zero turn mowers and Garden tractors with a black dot on the label containing the product’s model and serial number are not included in this recall.


Effected Models:

-Recalled July 17th 2015
-2,800 Units effected in USA

Model  Serial Number      Range        
 1695058  2016939034 – 2017048430
 1696445  2016943253 – 2017107153
 1696446  2016933459 – 2017114841
 1696459  2017100601 – 2017100603
 2691175  2016825203 – 2017125081
 2691176  2016869892 – 2017114891
 2691179  2016893089 – 2017100633
 2691224  2016905124 – 2017114535
 2691280  2016969131 – 2017104015

 2016868431 – 2016869752


Reported Injuries/Incidents: 

No reported inquires at this time.


Sold at:

Briggs & Stratton dealers nationwide from August 2014 through May 2015 for between $3,600 and $16,000.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at

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