Troy-Bilt Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers Are Recalled Due to a Fire Hazard

Stored upright, the gas-powered TB220BXP SpaceSavr model can leak fuel

Troy-Bilt Spacesaver Walk-Behind Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
Troy-Bilt TB220BXP mower
Source: CPSC

MTD Products has issued a recall for about 1,774 of its Troy-Bilt SpaceSavr Walk-Behind Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers sold in the U.S. When stored in an upright (vertical) position, the mower can leak fuel, posing a fire hazard.

There have been no reported incidents or injuries related to this recall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice. The recall covers one model: the Troy-Bilt SpaceSavr self-propelled walk-behind gas mower with model number TB220BXP SpaceSavr (12AVU2V3B66).

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You can check if your mower is involved in the recall by looking for model number TB220BXP SpaceSavr (12AVU2V3B66), which can be found on the white model plate on the rear door. The mower is black, with the name Troy-Bilt on the engine shroud and on the bagger.

Consumer Reports has not rated this Troy-Bilt lawn mower model.

If you own a mower with the specified model number, you should stop using it, store it horizontally only, and contact Troy-Bilt or the store where it was purchased to receive a full refund.

MTD Products Inc., based in Cleveland, says the model was sold at Menards and other home and hardware stores nationwide—and online at Menards.com—from January 2022 through March 2022, for about $410.

Details of the Troy-Bilt SpaceSavr Mower Recall

The recall: It involves Troy-Bilt SpaceSavr Walk-Behind Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers with model number TB220BXP SpaceSavr (12AVU2V3B66). For more information on finding the model and serial numbers, read our description above or see the CPSC recall notice.

The risk: The mower can leak fuel when it’s stored in the upright (vertical) storage position, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/injuries: There have been no reported incidents or injuries.

How many: About 1,774 units in the U.S.

Where and when sold: The mowers were sold at Menards and other home and hardware stores nationwide—and online through Menards.com—from January 2022 through March 2022 for about $410.

The remedy: Stop using the mower, store it horizontally only, and contact the store where it was purchased or MTD/Troy-Bilt to receive a full refund.

Contact information: You can call MTD Products Inc. at 888-848-6038 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Report a hazardous product: Call the CPSC hotline at 800-638-2772 or go to SaferProducts.gov.


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