Honda Recalls Walk-Behind Mowers

Honda HRRVLA Lawn Mower - Left ViewHonda is recalling its walk-behind 21-inch lawnmowers.

According to the company, the engine stop switch can malfunction allowing the blade to continue to rotate after the handlebar blade control lever is released, which can create a laceration hazard.

Approximately 20,800 Honda units are affected in the United States and 48 Columbia brand lawnmowers in the U.S. and 3,000 in Canada are also affected.

The recall involves two Honda models and one Columbia brand electric start lawnmowers with Honda engines and 21-inch cutting blades.

The company has received 11 reports of the lawnmower’s blade continuing to rotate after the handlebar control lever was released, but no injuries were reported.

Honda recalled lawnmowers are:

Honda Models

Serial Number Range


MZCG-8764914  ~  MZCG-8824353


MAGA-2255148  ~  MAGA-2260227

A range of affected Honda engines installed in Columbia brand lawnmowers sold in the U.S. follows:

Columbia Model

Honda Engine Serial Number Range


GJARA 3641724  through  GJARA 3642215

Individuals should contact a Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule a free repair. Columbia model owners should contact a Honda Engine dealer and American Honda is contacting all registered customers directly.   

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