Shivvers Manufacturing Inc., of Corydon, Iowa, has recalled its riding lawn mowers. The ignition module can fail to ground, resulting in overheating and melting, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves model year 2012, 2013 and 2014 Country Clipper riding lawn mowers. The recalled mowers are equipped with 27-horsepower Kohler Command CV740 or Kohler Courage SV740 twin cylinder engines. The Command engine is dark gray and has the name and model number on a label on the side of the engine near the air filter. The Courage engine has a black engine shroud and has the name and model number on the top of the shroud. The recalled mowers are steered by either a joystick or two steering arms. The recalled mowers were manufactured from October 2011 to May 2014 and include the model names Challenger, Charger, Edge, Jazee, Jazee Pro and Jazee Pro DLX. A full list of model years and model numbers being recalled can be viewed here: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Shivvers-Recalls-Country-Clipper-Riding-Lawn-Mowers/. The mower model number and manufacture date are on the mower serial number plate on the side frame rail by the foot floor pan on the driver’s right side. Shivvers has received reports of four lawn mower ignition modules overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported.
The mowers were sold at Country Clipper lawn mower dealers nationwide from October 2011 to May 2014 for between $5,300 and $9,500. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn mowers and contact a Country Clipper dealer to schedule a free repair at 800-344-8237 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.countryclipper.com and click on Recall on the left side of the page for more information.
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