Briggs & Stratton Recalls & Product Notifications

Briggs & Stratton engines, and the lawn mowers, snow blowers, pressure washers and generators that they are in, occasionally get recalled. Below is a list of all current Briggs & Stratton recall and notification alerts. Read each recall notice for more information on the nature of the product defect, how to determine if your product is included in the recall, and where to get your Briggs & Stratton product serviced.

For more information on product recalls, visit the CPSC, navigate to Recalls.gov, or contact Briggs & Stratton customer service.  

Recall Alerts

Briggs & Stratton Recalls Portable Generator Fuel Tank Replacement Caps
October 10, 2018

This recall involves model B4363GS fuel tank replacement caps made by Kelch/Bemis for Briggs & Stratton portable generators that use a plastic non-vented fuel tank. The fuel tank replacement caps are black and are missing the vent within the clear lens covering the fuel gauge. The fuel caps can be identified by visually inspecting the clear lens for a vent hole towards the bottom of the gauge. The caps are about 2.5 inches in diameter and 1.25 inches in width. Two 5.5 inch metal rods extend from the bottom of the caps to support a float that moves the needle in the fuel gauge. The fuel tank replacement caps have KELCH stamped into the bottom of the cap.

Briggs & Stratton Recalls Surface Cleaners Due to Injury Hazard
April 20, 2018

Briggs & Stratton Recalls Surface Cleaners Due to Injury Hazard. The surface cleaner’s spray bar can break and detach from the central hub, causing broken pieces to strike consumers, posing an injury hazard.

Briggs & Stratton Recalls Snapper, Simplicity and Massey Ferguson Riding Mowers Due to Risk of Injury
March 20, 2018

Briggs & Stratton recalls Snapper, Simplicity and Massey Ferguson riding mowers due to injury hazard. The reverse-mow option switch can malfunction and allow the riding lawn mowers to unintentionally mow when being driven in a reverse direction, posting a risk of injury to bystanders.

Snapper Cordless Electric Chainsaws Recall Alert
February 01, 2018

In the event of a kickback, the chain brake guard could fail to activate the switch intended to stop the motor, allowing the chain to continue moving.

Simplicity Deflector Chute Recall Canada
July 29, 2015

The deflector chute on the mowers and garden tractors fails to meet voluntary safety standards that prevent projectiles from being expelled. See official Recall Alert for more information.

Simplicity Deflector Chute Recall
July 17, 2015

The deflector chute on the mowers and garden tractors fails to meet voluntary safety standards that prevent projectiles from being expelled. See official Recall Alert for more information.

Notification Alerts

There are no Notification Alerts at the present time.