SIAR Code: 7028
Category: Lawn/Garden Supplies
Source: RAPEX
Publication Date: Jan 27, 2011
Affected Countries: Austria
Product Origin Country: Austria
Product Description: Lawnmower with petrol engine and blade brake clutch (BBC)
Product Brand: Viking
Batch Number / Bar Code: MB 655.0 KS 6375-011-3450

MB 650.0 KS 6360-011-3461

MB 650.0 VS 6360-011-3451

MB 755.1 KS 6375-011-3491

MB 755.0 KS 6375-011-3490

MB 655.1 VS 6375-011-3426

MB 655.0 GS 6375-011-3441

MB 750.1 KS 6360-011-3495

MB 655.1 GS 6375-011-3441

MB 655.0 OS 6375-011-3425

MB 650.0 OS 6360-011-3425
Defect Description: The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a possibility that the blades can crack. If a piece of the blade breaks off completely it could, in extreme cases, be thrown out and cause cuts to the lower limbs of the user.

Throughout the EU three accidents were reported in 2009 and two in 2010. Broken pieces caused cuts and lacerations to the lower limbs.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 836.
Risks: Cuts
Measures: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer