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CPSC - 16 CFR PART 1205

SAFETY STANDARD FOR WALK-BEHIND POWER LAWN MOWERS

active, Most Current
Organization: CPSC
Publication Date: 1 January 2016
Status: active
Page Count: 15
scope:

(1) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, all walkbehind rotary and reel-type power lawn mowers manufactured or imported on or after the effective date of the standard are subject to the requirements of this standard if they are ''consumer products''. ''Walk behind power lawn mower'' is defined as a grass cutting machine with a minimum cutting width of 12 in (305 mm) that employs an engine or motor as a power source. Section 3(a)(1) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (''CPSA''), 15 U.S.C. 2052(a)(1), defines the term consumer product as an ''article, or component part thereof, produced or distributed (i) for sale to a consumer for use in or around a permanent or temporary household or residence, a school, in recreation, or otherwise, or (ii) for the personal use, consumption or enjoyment of a consumer in or around a permanent or temporary household or residence, a school, in recreation, or otherwise.'' The term does not include products that are not customarily produced or distributed for sale to, or for the use or consumption by, or enjoyment of, a consumer.

(2) It is unlawful to manufacture for sale, offer for sale, distribute in commerce, or import into the United States any product subject to this standard that is not in conformity with the standard. The Commission is not applying the standard to rental transactions or to the ultimate sale of used rental mowers by rental firms.

(c) Exclusions-(1) General. Mowers that have all three of the following characteristics are not covered by the standard:

(i) A cutting width of 30 in (762 mm) or greater,

(ii) A weight of 200 lb (90.7 kg) or more, and

(iii) For engine-powered mowers, an engine of 8 horsepower (6 kw) or more.

(2) Reel-type mowers. Reel-type power lawn mowers need not meet the performance requirements of the standard but they must be labeled as required by § 1205.6.

Document History

January 1, 2020
SAFETY STANDARD FOR WALK-BEHIND POWER LAWN MOWERS
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, all walkbehind rotary and reel-type power lawn mowers manufactured or imported on or after the effective date of the standard are subject to...
January 1, 2019
SAFETY STANDARD FOR WALK-BEHIND POWER LAWN MOWERS
Scope of the standard. (a) General. This subpart A of part 1205 is a consumer product safety standard which prescribes safety requirements for certain walk-behind power lawn mowers, including...
January 1, 2018
SAFETY STANDARD FOR WALK-BEHIND POWER LAWN MOWERS
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, all walkbehind rotary and reel-type power lawn mowers manufactured or imported on or after the effective date of the standard are subject to...
January 1, 2017
SAFETY STANDARD FOR WALK-BEHIND POWER LAWN MOWERS
Scope of the standard. (a) General. This subpart A of part 1205 is a consumer product safety standard which prescribes safety requirements for certain walk-behind power lawn mowers, including...
16 CFR PART 1205
January 1, 2016
SAFETY STANDARD FOR WALK-BEHIND POWER LAWN MOWERS
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, all walkbehind rotary and reel-type power lawn mowers manufactured or imported on or after the effective date of the standard are subject to...
January 1, 2015
SAFETY STANDARD FOR WALK-BEHIND POWER LAWN MOWERS
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