On October 26, 2023, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall of Bobcat-branded and Kubota-branded stand-on zero-turn lawnmowers. The recall affected about 830 units, with an additional 30 units sold in Canada.
The recalled units were sold at Bobcat and Kubota dealers nationwide from March 2023 through August 2023 for between $9,300 and $11,300. The affected units presented issues with the dampers installed on the steering system of the mower, which may prevent the control levers from returning to the neutral position. This may cause the Operator Presence switch to fail to activate and stop the engine and blades, posing a serious danger of crashes and lacerations to the operator or bystanders.
So far, no injuries have been reported. However, to avoid any issues, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawnmowers and contact Doosan Bobcat North America or Kubota Tractor Corp for a free inspection and repair. Both firms are contacting all known purchasers directly.
If you or a loved one has been injured by one of these lawnmowers, call Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner today. It is imperative that you find a law firm to manage your claim as soon as possible following an incident of this nature. Further, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that companies are held fully accountable.
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