While it is true and depressing that Briggs & Stratton has seen it proper to recall a full line of riding lawn mowers this in no way shape or form should be construed as a reflection on the company in general. On the contrary, it can be seen as a very good public safety move and public relations upkeep as well.
Craftsman Riding Mowers
The reason why Briggs & Stratton felt it necessary to do a voluntary recall was from the chance that the Craftsman model number 10728034 could shoot out projectiles and cause injury to innocent bystanders or the owner themselves! At Briggs Small Engine Parts, we care just as much about the safety of all of you lawn-cutting people and feel just as strongly about recalling any unit that can cause injury.
Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hazard: these Briggs engine-riding mowers were purchased by consumers with the side discharge chute not fully secured to the mower. The mounting bolts can be forcefully discharged from the lawn mower if not properly tightened, posing a serious injury hazard to consumers.
Briggs and Stratton Parts Review Looks At Craftsman Recall