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2022 30'' Mini Riding Mower Recall

SmallCPSC LOGO U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Fast Track Recall

Release Date: April 14, 2022 Release Number: 22-119

MTD Recalls Craftsman and Troy-Bilt Riding Lawn Mowers Due to Crash Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Craftsman 30” Mini and Troy-Bilt TB30 Riding Lawn Mowers

Hazard: The riding mowers can fail to come to a complete stop and continue to move at a speed of about one mile per hour when the clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed, posing a low speed crash hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn mowers and contact Craftsman or Troy-Bilt for a free inspection and repair. Consumers will be assisted in contacting a local repair shop to have a replacement drive belt installed at no cost to the consumer. Pickup and delivery of the lawn mower will be arranged if necessary at no cost to the consumer.

Consumer Contact:

Craftsman toll-free at 866-864-2949 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 9

a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Saturdays, or online at recalls/cmxgram1130035 or and click the “Support” tab at the top of the homepage and then scroll down to “Safety Recalls.”

Troy-Bilt toll-free at 888-848-6038 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 9

a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, or online at mower-2022.html or and click on the “Product Recalls” link at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 6,200


This recall involves Craftsman 30” mini and Troy-Bilt TB30 riding lawn mowers. The lawn mowers are red and black. Troy-Bilt or Craftsman are printed on the front column. Recalled lawn mowers are not marked with a green X, were manufactured from July 20, 2021 through December 17, 2022, and have serial numbers 1G20MB20001 through 1L17MB20228. The month and year of manufacture are found on the model plate label under the heading DOM for Date of Manufacture. The third and fourth characters of the serial number identify the manufacturing day. For example, serial number 1G20MB20001 would mean the mower was manufactured on 

the 20th day of the month of July. Months are listed A (January) through L (December). The date of manufacture, the serial number, which includes the full manufacture date, and the following model or SKU numbers can be found on the model plate label on the bottom of the seat pan:














Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold At: The Home Depot, Lowe’s and hardware stores nationwide and online at or from July 2021 through January 2022 for about


Manufacturer: MTD Products Inc, of Cleveland, Ohio

Manufactured in: U.S.




Recalled Craftsman 30” Mini Riding Mower


TB30 R Riding Lawn Mower

Recalled Troy-Bilt TB30 Riding Lawn Mower



The model and serial number is located on a model plate label on the bottom of the seat pan.



The model and serial number is located on a model plate label on the bottom of the seat pan.

This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.


About the U.S. CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.

Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.

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- Call CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054).