Thousands of mowers and side-by-sides recalled due to fire and burn hazard

Health Canada release:

A major recall has been issued for Kawasaki Engines used in several well-known lawn and garden equipment brands, including Bad Boy Mowers, Bobcat, Cub Cadet, Hustler, John Deere, and Kubota. The recall is due to a significant fire and burn hazard associated with these engines.

Recall Details

The recall specifically involves various models of Kawasaki Engines, which have been found to overheat, potentially causing fires and burn injuries. The issue centers around the 21066-0785 voltage regulator on select Kawasaki engines. Although no incidents have been reported in Canada, there have been eight reports of fires in the United States, with no injuries reported.

Affected Models

The recall covers multiple engine models and their respective specification numbers:

  • FJ400D (ES04, FS04)
  • FS600V (DS20)
  • FS651V (HS05, JS05)
  • FS691V (FS18, GS18)
  • FX730V (FS17, GS17)
  • FX801V (CS25, DS25, GS13, HS13, KS08, LS08, MS085)
  • FX850V (ES24, FS24, GS24)

For a comprehensive list of serial numbers included in this recall, consumers are advised to visit the firm’s website.

What to Do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Kawasaki Engines. They can contact Turf Care Products Canada to arrange for a free repair. Turf Care Products Canada can be reached at 905-836-0988 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or online at Turf Care Products Canada.

Brand-Specific Instructions

  • John Deere owners: Contact Deere & Company at 800-537-8233 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit their website.
  • Cub Cadet and Hustler owners: Call the recall hotline at 1-800-361-5770 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Cub Cadet Recall Information and Hustler Recall Information.
  • Kubota owners: Contact Kubota Canada at 1-800-405-6916 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Kubota Canada.


Over 68,500 were sold in the United States and Canada between April 2021 and December 2023. These engines were manufactured in the USA by Kawasaki Motors Corp, based in Maryville, Missouri.

Health Canada Reminder

Health Canada reminds consumers that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits the redistribution, sale, or even giving away of recalled products. Consumers are encouraged to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form available on the Health Canada website.

This recall is a joint effort between Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), and Kawasaki Motors Corp, USA. More information on this and other international consumer product recalls can be found on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website.

For further details, refer to the original recall notice published on June 6, 2024, by Health Canada, under identification number RA-75615.

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