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July 20, 2004
Release # 04-183
Firm’s Hotline: (800) 357-8244
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Simplicity Manufacturing Inc., Announce Recall to Repair Lawn Tractors and Riding Mowers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Lawn Tractors and Riding Mowers

Units: 5,900

Manufacturer: Simplicity Manufacturing Inc., of Port Washington, Wis.

Hazard: A safety switch under the seat of these lawn tractors and riding mowers is designed to stop the mower blade turning within 5 seconds of the operator leaving the tractor seat. The recalled mowers’ blades can continue to turn longer than 5 seconds after the operator leaves the seat, posing a laceration and amputation hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: These lawn tractors and riding mowers, designed for non- commercial use, were sold under the Simplicity, AGCO and Massey Ferguson brand names. They include Regent/500/2500 Series lawn tractors, Coronet/2400 Series riding mowers, and Lancer/4400 Series riding mowers with the following model and serial numbers:

Regent/500/2500 Series:

Product Series Model Number Serial Number
Regent, 15-hp 1693911 09000-09439
Regent, 15-hp 1694321 09000-10015
Regent, 15-hp 1694314 00166-00334
Regent, 16-hp 1693915 09000-11368
Regent, 16-hp 1694200 09000-09120, 10000-10411
Regent, 16-hp 1694313 09000-09060, 10000-10001
Regent, 17-hp 1693918 09000-09050
515H, 15-hp 1694323 09000-09027
516H, 16-hp 1693935 09000-09034
2515H, 15-hp 1694325 09000-09011
2526H, 16-hp 1694343 09000-09025

Coronet/2400/RT Series:

Product Series Model Number Serial Number
Coronet, 13-hp 1694462 00001-00599
Coronet, 16-hp 1694463 00001-00346
Coronet, 13-hp 1694510 00001-00098
2413H, 13-hp 1694464 00001-00028

Lancer/4400 Series:

Product Series Model Number Serial Number
Lancer, 17-hp 1694292 02000-02016
4417, 17-hp 1694294 02000-02160

Sold at: Independent lawn mower dealers nationwide from June 2003 through May 2004 for between $2,000 and $3,750.

Manufactured in: U.S.A.

Remedy: Consumers should contact the dealership where the lawn tractor or riding mower was purchased to have a free replacement seat safety switch installed.

Consumer Contact: Call Simplicity at (800) 357-8244 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday visit the firm’s Web site at, or write to Simplicity Manufacturing, 500 N. Spring Street, Port Washington, WI 53074.

Picture of Recalled Lawn Tractors & MOwers

Picture of Recalled Lawn Tractors & MOwers

Picture of Recalled Lawn Tractors & MOwers

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