Lawn mowers that use the affected Kawasaki engines (Image courtesy of Health Canada)Lawn mowers that use the affected Kawasaki engines (Image courtesy of Health Canada)
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Engines used in some gardening equipment recalled

Kawasaki engines used in various lawnmowers and other gardening equipment have been recalled due to potential fire and burn hazards.

Health Canada announced Wednesday that the engines could be found in certain Bad Boy Mowers, Bobcat, Cub Cadet, Hustler, John Deere, and Kubota Brand Lawn and Garden Equipment.

The list of engine models and serial numbers can be found here.

Anyone who owns one of the affected products is advised to immediately stop using it and contact Turf Care Products Canada to schedule a free repair.

The recall notice said that the safety hazard comes from a voltage regulator on select Kawasaki engines that could cause them to overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

About 900 units were sold in Canada between April 2021 and December 2023. Around 68,500 were sold in the United States.

The company reported that there have been eight reports of fire in the U.S. In Canada, there have been no reports of fire or injury.

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