Lawnmower Class


Latest news:

September 30, 2013:
Many lawsuits settled regarding declared versus actual horsepower in lawnmowers and small engines.


More info:

Online news release

$35 For Walk Behind, $75 For Riding Mowers

Extended Lawnmower Warranty Protection May Be Available

The lawnmower class action lawsuit settlement centers on the allegation that between 1994 and 2010, claims of horsepower for lawnmowers were overstated based on gross horsepower, which is the theoretical amount of work performed by an engine, and net horsepower, which was actual performance. This suit covers walk-behind and riding lawnmowers made by some of the top manufacturers.

If your lawnmower engine was made by Briggs and Stratton, Toro, Honda, Techumseh, Kohler, or Kawasaki, you may be eligible. Also, is the entire mower was made by Sears (Craftsman), MTD, EHD, Toro, Husqvarna, or John Deere, you may also be eligible. You can click here for more information.

So, is $35 to $75 a lot of money for a lawnmower claim? It all depends on who you ask. If you were happy with your lawnmower (as I have been, even though it is part of the settlement) then you may not bother to go for the money, but $35 is better than nothing. If you bought the mower based on the horsepower rating advertised, you may be less happy, but still have the consolation of knowing that competing brands were rated in pretty much the same way.

Notes and Special Information

Special note: This class action lawsuit settlement for lawnmowers does not alledge any safety issues, hazards, or injuries. It only deals with alleged sales practices.