Lawn Mower Settlement: Are you Eligible?

Word is starting to spread as fast as the pollen in the air about the latest Class Action lawsuit concerning lawn mowers. If you purchased a push behind or a riding lawn mower with a gas engine up to 30 Horsepower, between January 1, 1994 and April 12, 2010, you could receive benefits from a Class Action Settlement. I mention this particular settlement, because I believe it is applicable to such a wide range of people.
If you own a lawn mower produced by one of the companies listed below, you can submit a claim for $35 back for a push behind mower or $75 back for a riding lawn mower. You may submit a Claim form online or by mail. For more information, go here.

Your lawnmower is included if your engine was manufactured by:

  • Briggs & Stratton
  • Honda
  • Kawasaki
  • Kohler
  • Tecumseh
  • Toro

Or, your lawnmower is included if your lawnmower was manufactured by:

  • Deere
  • EHP
  • Honda
  • Husqvarna
  • MTD
  • Sears
  • Toro

Brands manufactured by these companies include, but are not limited to:
Yard-Man, Cub Cadet, Honda, Bolens, Exmark, Deere, Sabre, Scotts, Toro, Yard Machines, Craftsman, Troy Bilt, Husqvarna, Poulan, Poulan PRO, Lawn-Boy, Weed Eater, White Outdoor, Snapper, Simplicity, Brute, Murray, and other brands.
If you think you might be eligible for a refund of sorts, all of the required information should be provided on your lawn mower. You’ll have until August 31, 2013 to submit your claim as well. Please note that this particular settlement is not related to safety issues of these mowers. The lawn mower companies deny any wrong-doing and have reached a settlement within the court system.
Note: Settlements or recalls are wise pieces of news to pay attention to, as they may relate to you and products you own, with an added bonus of being able to get money back– so take advantage, if applicable.