• Carol J April 12, 2010 at 11:43 am

    How do I get a claim form to fill out?

    • admin April 13, 2010 at 2:32 pm

      Hi Carol J, You need to go to the website for the claims administrator for a claim form. That's over at–folks have been complaining that the site is a bit slow or not loading, which is probably due to a high volume of traffic, so you may have to be a bit patient…

  • Tom H April 12, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    O.K.,if not a lawyer, a politician! Thanks for the response, but I've been thinking, why the mower manufacturers and not the engine manufacturers?

    • admin April 13, 2010 at 3:20 am

      Hi Tom, Oh No!! A politician?!? I may need a few more cups of coffee this morning to lift myself out of the depths of misery upon seeing myself labelled as such! Well, I'll try to see something positive in there somewhere… And hey, you're absolutely correct, and indeed the engine manufacturers–e.g, Briggs & Stratton are defendants in this class action as well. But your point relates to something a few other readers have mentioned as well–the fact that this is one of many, many engine-powered products and surely some of those others are performing at levels that do not match what was advertised as the performance standard.

  • ken April 12, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Disgusting !I can't believe so many people are lined

    up to receive a few bucks. I hope there are many others who feel the same way I do and that NO ONE

    receives a penny from this idiotic lawsuit.

  • Forrest C. K. April 13, 2010 at 6:47 am

    I have one Brute 6.75 HP push mower purchased 2009.
    I have one Toro 20 HP rider Mower purchased 2007.
    I have one Yard Machine 6.5 HP push mower purchased 2004.

    • admin April 13, 2010 at 2:35 pm

      Hi Forrest, If you want to submit a claim for this class action settlement, you need to go over to–that's where you submit your mower and engine info…

  • BBefort April 13, 2010 at 11:17 am

    What does it mean when it says " If you do not want to be legally bound by a Settlement, you must exclude yourself." How can I be legally bound?

    • admin April 13, 2010 at 2:30 pm

      Hi BBefort, Usually if you don't exclude yourself you cannot bring your own lawsuit (ie, as an individual separate from the class action) against the defendants. If you exclude yourself, you retain the right to sue on your own…

  • Rich H. April 13, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Apparently either;

    1. Someone (maybe one of those who previously posted objections to there even being a class action) has hacked the website and it is now down.


    2. There are so many of us who would like to file a claim that the website is overloaded and not responding at this time.

    I learned of the lawsuit while watching our eleven o'clock news at around 2 am. I went to the website at that time and have not bee able to get back to it this afternoon.

    Has anyone else experienced a problem getting to All I get is "Runtime Error" and "Server Error in '/' Application."

    • admin April 13, 2010 at 2:28 pm

      Hi Rich, A number of folks have been having issues with the website–they're clearly experiencing high-volume traffic; it's up right now–I just checked. All I can say is be patient–and everyone should keep in mind that you have until August to submit your claim.

  • Bill S April 13, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Yeah this is stupid. So they've been doing this a little for years. I have a Simplicity with a "20 hp" B&S engine and the lower priced model is rated as 18 hp. So is mine 20 or 18? I could care less and that's because no matter how steep the hill or how high the grass, then thing cuts like crazy without flinching. I never really know if the governor kicks in. I'm moved 12" of grass like nothing. Who cares.

  • Rocco G April 13, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    having eyes full of adultery, and who can't cease from sin; enticing unsettled souls; having a heart trained in greed; children of cursing;

    • admin April 15, 2010 at 4:15 am

      Hey Rocco, That was deep man…real deep. And I'm completely catching your wave re: the synchronicity there with gas-powered hp…ride on my friend…ride on…

  • LEE S April 13, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    checking in on the class action suit about riding lawn mowers.
    I purchased a sears riding mower Lee

  • I am trying to get the Form pulled up for Sumitting my Claim. And it want let me get to it. Help


    Big Daddy

    • admin April 15, 2010 at 4:04 am

      Hey Duane …or should I say, Big Daddy… The site where you submit your claim has been a bit bogged down w/traffic–a lot of folks have had some difficulty getting online w/it; give it some time–just have to be patient, and keep in mind you have until August to submit a claim…

  • mjmutz April 15, 2010 at 4:08 am

    we have an MDT lawn tractor, had'nt run in years. pulled it from it's corner cleaned it up and tried to strat it , after sorting through carb issues I found intake valve not closing fully.As though factory dimential specs were not held. I ground .025 inch off butt end of valve stem, this made valve seat properly.I can see how advertized hp could not have been met. If any further comments are needed please e-mail

    • admin April 15, 2010 at 6:30 am

      Hi mjmutz, Thanks for your comments–and perspective; You've hit the heart of the issue…

  • mjmutz April 15, 2010 at 4:31 am

    I would like to add regarding the comment 'who does it hurt'the lawn tractor i have issue with was purchased new by a 70 year old woman ,it was run just a few hours be fore she died. I was told her husband would jump start it w/ car and jumper cables to spin it sast enough to start it. Quote from MR Smith, now also dead, 'that thing never ran right'back to auther I'm a small engine mechanic, I found low compression. upon removal of cyl head, the intke vale poor fit was found , this is where I butt ground valve stem restoring valve seal. now compression is up, but,electric starter is too weak to rotate engine.People paid real money for a product w/poor quality control so bad the parts don't even fit together.

  • mjmutz April 15, 2010 at 7:56 am

    poor valve seating will render the engine w/ less than specified hp. and to any DIYers out there if you remove the cyl head then rotate engine till valves close and you can rotate the valve in its seat ,the valve is not closed . VALVES ARE TO BE OPEN OR CLOSED. NOT FLOATING ON THEIR SEAT. THIS IS THE CONDITION OUR LAWN TRACTOR IS IN.

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  • E.A.Lever April 15, 2010 at 10:27 am

    need request form. couldn't find on site

    • admin April 16, 2010 at 6:45 am

      Hi E.A., I'm assuming you're at the site–you need to be there first; when you're there, go to the upper right of the screen–you'll see a link for "Making a Claim"…you'll be guided from there.

  • John E April 15, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    This is crazy…….I still cannot get to the web site even through the back doors. WTF!!!

  • Greg S April 16, 2010 at 6:31 am

    I have a Sears briggs and stratton 26 hp-How do I get signed up.

    • admin April 16, 2010 at 6:43 am

      Hi Greg, You need to go over to the website to submit a claim for this settlement;

  • Robert C April 16, 2010 at 11:42 am

    This is a so-so, do-nothing lawsuit, would rather see a more tangible lawsuit against the snake-oil salesmen that sell crap like "male enhacement" products or the phony weight-loss products that prey on peoples fears. Just sayin'

    • admin April 17, 2010 at 12:36 pm

      Hi Robert C, Thanks for your comment. Agreed there should be legal recourse for those who buy "male enhancement" products and find themselves coming up short (er, no pun intended there). Makes me wonder though just what would be submitted as evidence? Interesting thought–with weight loss, it's pretty obvious, but with male enlargement "supplements", well now, that would make for an interesting day in court…

  • Jackie April 17, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Hi. I've followed the links you keep telling people to to find their model numbers. I found the lawnmower model number just where it says to. But the link to find the engine model no. just lists a page that shows where to find the engine SERIAL no. So… do we use the model number for the lawnmower and the serial number for the engine? I'm confused because it asking for the model no. of both. Any insight?

    • admin April 17, 2010 at 12:31 pm

      Hi Jackie, I'd go ahead with the serial number as that's what they're illustrating; if you're really concerned, you may want to use the print out version in which you're most likely able to write both numbers (if you have both a model # and serial # for the engine) on the form, and mail in; if you fill in the online version, I'm guessing there are specific fields with limited space to fill in the numbers–so you most likely will only be able to type in one number. Keep in mind, mailing it in is quite alright as the deadline to do so is in August. Other than that, all I can suggest is contacting the settlement administrator directly at 877-773-8196, though I can't say whether you'll actually get a "live" person to ask; whenever I've called, I've gotten recorded messages.

  • Susan S. April 17, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    I've tried going to, and I also tried clicking the link you (admin) gave (same thing). All I get is a page saying "Internet Explorer cannot display this webpage", with a button to diagnose connection problems. I'm stumped.

    • admin April 18, 2010 at 1:22 am

      Hi Susan, It may be due to high traffic volume at the site, but that is the site where you need to be; maybe give it a couple of days–or, you can call 877-773-8196 to request a claim form as well. You have until August to submit your claim, so there is still plenty of time.

  • George C April 18, 2010 at 6:09 am

    I followed the link to the online claim form and entered the necessary info. When I click on the next button nothing happens. The same page is displayed and there is no confirmation that my claim has been entered. Any thoughts or directions?

    • admin April 19, 2010 at 7:19 am

      Hi George, You're not the only one who has commented re: difficulties over at the website; Hard to say whether your information has been accepted or not–I'm assuming you haven't received an email confirmation that your claim was received either–? What I'd suggest given the amount of trouble folks have been having is to request a hard copy of the claim form–you can do so by either clicking on that option on the website, or you can request one via their toll-free number: 877-773-8196. A bit inconvenient? Yes. Seemingly archaic? Yes. But at least you'll have the knowledge that you've filled out the form (make a copy!) and sent it to the administrator–and, you have until August to do so–so there's plenty of time for snail mail.

  • J. L. Vinson April 18, 2010 at 9:41 am

    I have purchased three mowers in the last 5 years and I am satisfied with them, but I am sick and tired of companies telling me lies about their product. Case in point is Verizon Wireless Internet (VZ Access) told me that my download speed would be between 620 kbs and 1.4 mbs at a cost of $62.00 per month. I have been doing download speed tests for seven months and I am averaging only 350 kbs and will have to go to small claims court to try and get out of the two year contract, so yes I say "SUE THE BASTARDS" make them start telling the truth.

    • admin April 19, 2010 at 7:14 am

      Hi J.L., You've hit the nail on the head…thanks for your comments!

  • Hi April 18, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    I like how it is much easier to make a claim and it's free…but if you want yourself excluded you have to spend money…


    • admin April 19, 2010 at 7:12 am

      Hi Hi, To clarify, if you'd like to exclude yourself, you simply have to mail in a little note with your name, address, reason, and signature. It's the cost of a postage stamp. It's if you choose to object to the settlement that you may incur some cost–as to object, you'll most likely want to get some legal representation and show up at the settlement approval court hearing to present your objection…

  • Hi April 18, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Suing someone for eating an apple when the sticker said it was an orange and you were blind and allergic to apples is one thing…

    Should I sue the makers of spam because it doesn't taste good yet the label states it's delicious?

    Grow up America!

    • admin April 19, 2010 at 6:48 am

      Hi Hi, Ok, remember how in the movie, Jerry Maguire, Renee Zellweger has that classic line "you had me at hello"–? Well, in that spirit, you had me and you had my agreement–up until you took your comment from pointing out what are objective, measurable details about a product to those that are subjective. See Spam, the ultimate in questionable meat forms, is actually loved by some. And detested by others (including me)–but that's a subjective call. Not so with lawn mower horsepower. And, to some extent, having a label that states a certain level of hp when, in fact, the hp cannot possibly be visible to the consumer at time of purchase would seem to render that consumer a bit "blind"–to use your analogy, no?

  • J Packard April 20, 2010 at 7:09 am

    What I want to know is how to minimize the recovery of the settlement. If I submit an objection based on, for example, "disgusted dave" or" Jimmy R" positions, (April 6 & 7 posts) will it reduce the settlement amount and the amount the lawyers will get? How do I do so? If I don't file a claim, will it reduce the amount the lawyers get, or just increase the amount the claimants receive? Admin, how does this work? This lawsuit speaks to how sick our entitlement society has become.

    • admin April 20, 2010 at 10:10 am

      Hi J Packard, There is no guarantee if you submit an objection that the settlement itself or the attorneys' fees will be reduced. Keep in mind also, that to object, you can just object based on philosophical bent–you have to have a sound, fact-based rationale for objecting if you plan on being taken seriously. That's why it's often a good idea to have legal representation to object to a settlement–at least if you plan on your objection having an impact. For example, with the lawn mower lawsuit, stating you object because you feel the lawsuit is frivolous and that many lawn mower owners are happy with how their mowers perform so there should not be a lawsuit completely misses the grounds of the lawsuit. You have to object based on what the lawsuit is about, and the laws etc regarding that issue.
      Having said that, on the flip side, if you don't file a claim, it has little impact in the grand scheme of things. But what happens is that the settlement amount is fixed–so if fewer claimants than expected submit claims, more money would go to each of the individuals who submitted a claim. The converse of that is true as well. It does not affect the amount of the attorneys' fees–their fees are based on the work that they did to litigate the case, not on the number of claimants submitting claims forms.

    • admin April 21, 2010 at 6:14 am

      Hi Harold, In order to have a paper claim form sent to you, you need to either visit the claims administrator's website for the lawn mower class action settlement at, or you can also call them at 877-773-8196.

  • Bill April 21, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Wow, now this is change I can believe in. I'll bet Barack Obama was behind all this. George Bush did nothing to prevent the lawnmower industry from hurting us. Shame on him

    • admin April 21, 2010 at 7:56 am

      Hi Bill, Darn–you have just hit on a very important aspect of this whole thing–you're right–what the heck was George Bush doing with all that homeland security crap when he should've been looking at the impact of under-powered lawnmowers on our "homeland" of a different ilk–namely, the homeland otherwise known as our front lawns. Thank you for pointing that out and for identifying our President as the impetus for this class action. At least now he will not feel like some unsung hero.

  • Henry F April 21, 2010 at 6:13 am

    Thank God! I knew my lawnmower was down on Horsepower, I bought a 3.5HP Toro and I feel it was only putting out 3.16HP. I am glad some one stepped up to the plate to stop this tragedy. The $25.00 offered to me I feel is ridiculous though. I feel that I am entitled to way more money. I mean I have been mowing my lawn with .34 less HP than I thought. All the times my neighbors drove by me and laughed, I thought it was because I was out mowing in my "boy shorts" and high top socks but now I realize it was because I was .36 HP short. Now I have mental anguish and nightmares, thinking about how my mower wasn't up to the task of cutting down my grass.

    This is just awful. Thank God we have Lawyers to protect us.

    • admin April 21, 2010 at 7:48 am

      Oh Henry, Henry, Henry…Alas, it was not your "boy shorts" and high top socks that drove the ridicule of neighborly passersby–it was the shorts and socks in combination with those Merrell Eugene sandals… They couldn't possibly have been laughing at your minus (hee-hee!) .34 HP because they, too, were mowing a bit short; you–oh, intuitive you!–at least sensed that your mower was not quite "full steam ahead". And I daresay quite a number of those who would jest have tapped their fingers over to to submit a claim form…

  • Michael J April 21, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Lets get a Class Action Lawsuit againts Class action Lawsuit !
    Aye, that Viagra did not work as advertised, where can I find a Lawsuit about consumer fraud on Viagra ?

    American in Desperate Need for Attention and willing to
    take any penny to the expense of his own future.

    • admin April 21, 2010 at 8:06 am

      Hi Michael, Ok, here's some of that attention you're looking for in your sign-off… But, just as a little note-to-self that you can tuck away, you may want to reconsider publicizing your desire to find a Viagra consumer fraud lawsuit–it's one of those connect the dots things where folks'll say, "hmm, Michael's looking for a Viagra fraud lawsuit… guess that means that Michael must have some ED issues, no?" Hey, just trying to have your back…

  • Henry F April 21, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Admin, I am way to much of a safety Nazi to mow in sandals.

    I am contemplating clicking over to the $25.00 entitlement also. I must ask first:
    Does the settlement have an exact amount or is it based on how many people apply for settlement? Are the attorneys fees based on the total settlement? Or a flat amount already determined? If the amount is already settled and the lawyers fee's are derived from the left over balance than I would surely click the entitlement. I would have to donate my part to charity as I would never accept money from a frivolous lawsuit.

    Also I wonder What exactly are the damages? If the mower I bought was advertised at 3.5 HP and it only had lets say 2.5HP, did I really sustain any monetary or physical damage? Honestly I would have no way of measuring the amount of horsepower I would need to mow my lawn, so as long as the mower I bought had enough power to complete the task, Am I damaged? Do I deserve reparations even I was satisfied with the performance?

    • admin April 22, 2010 at 4:04 am

      Hi Henry, Ok now we're getting down to brass tacks. Let me try to answer all your Q's…
      The settlement in total has an exact amount. The settlement amount each claimant ultimately receives will depend upon the number of people who submit claims. The settlement amount per claimant that has been published is based on an estimate of anticipated claim form submissions.

      The attorneys' fees are based on the fee petition that the lawyers submit to the judge. The fee petition outlines in detail the work that the attorneys did to litigate the class action–think of it as the legal world's ultimate expense report–I say ultimate, not because of the size of the payouts, but because you have to remember that lawyers go out-of-pocket, sometimes over several years, to litigate a case. So they're in the hole for quite a while before they're able to submit that "expense report".

      So the judge receives the fee petition. He then has to assess the quality of the work done by the lawyers, how difficult the case was to litigate, the level of risk involved, and the details of the fee petition–things like billable hours the lawyers and their staffs logged to take the case to court. I'm glossing over this a bit, but all these factors go into determining what the attorneys are awarded–typically a percentage of the total gross settlement.

      You ask about damages. This is where a lot of folks are, quite frankly, missing the proverbial boat, on what this class action was about. It is NOT about whether a lawnmower did indeed cut the grass and if anyone was happy with the results. Many, many lawn mower owners, I'm sure, are quite happy with their less-than-advertised hp levels on their mowers. That is not what the case is about. No, this lawsuit is about consumer fraud. It's about deceptive advertising. And, when you think about it, the very fact that the average Joe would never have a clue as to the level of actual hp output sort of makes it all just seem a little more, well, deceptive, no?
      So, no, you were not physically damaged or harmed. You probably sustained a minimal amount of monetary damage simply based on the fact that you paid for a level of hp output that you did not get. But the real damage is in that someone played you and a whole bunch of other folks for a fool. THAT is what this lawsuit is about–and without some controls in place, we'd all be playing the fool quite a bit more often.
      By the way, I think it's great that you'll donate your part of the settlement to charity.

  • Ronnie April 21, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Does any know if there is a suit on other small engines such as snow blower, tiller, go kart and others

  • Tick April 23, 2010 at 5:18 am

    To all the whiners who continue to be upset because their party lost the election……Get over it .

    Sadly like the fellow who wants to start a lawsuit for Viagra …..Buddy you need the equipment first for it to work 🙁 LOL.

    The website for the lawn mower claim is a pain to operate and my browser continues to dump it !

    To all you sorry igmo political minded losers aka Tea Baggers, Palin freaks et al………… are so dumb !

    The point of this matter is that false advertising is wrong !

    Just like most of your births 🙂

    Bush should be hung IMHO……..At least made to go hunting with his Vice Cheney who is dumber than a box of light bulbs.

    People who can't see the light deserve none !

    The South will never rise again and should there be militia that take up arms against this country for whatever reason …..Beware of those who have better toys to put you down with ….and people who can think ! LOL

    • admin April 29, 2010 at 7:57 am

      Hi Tick, Wow. What a litany. I can see the fire in that belly, baby! Ok, while normally rants like this make me respond with a “whatever…”, you do have a point buried in there: “The point of this matter is that false advertising is wrong!” Thanks for sharing…

  • mjmutz April 23, 2010 at 6:40 am

    as any body else found floating intake valves yet, theres no way my one [1] engine is like this .this stuff comes from a factory, if they [the factory ] let one bad one out they let many out like this

  • Brenda W April 24, 2010 at 4:55 am

    I bought a walk behind and also a riding mower during this time where do I get a claim form to fill out?

    • admin April 26, 2010 at 4:36 pm

      Hi Brenda, As I just replied to Eugene, you have to either visit the claims administrator’s website at or call their toll-free number at 877-773-8196…as you can see from all the other comments, you may need to be patient–and persistent–as well…

  • Julie April 25, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    I have tried dailey (multuiple times for weeks)and still can not get to the web site. I called the number from the card and did not recieve a form either.

    • admin April 26, 2010 at 11:34 am

      Hi Julie, I'm not sure when you requested the claim form from the claims administrator's toll-free number, but to receive a claim form, it's either via that toll-free number or the website; I believe they have been experiencing high traffic volume, so that may be playing into the delay; All I can suggest is keep trying…unfortunately is not connected, related or affiliated with the claims administrator…

  • Daniel D April 25, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Bought gas power lawnmower from sears 3/1409. Asking if I have claim? thank you

    • admin April 26, 2010 at 4:31 pm

      Hi Daniel, You need to go to the website, or call 1-877-773-8196 for a claim form– is not the claims administrator for this class action settlement

  • Richard P H April 26, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Still unable to get to website even using link above posted 8 APR

    • admin April 26, 2010 at 11:29 am

      Hi Richard, the link just worked when I tried it a couple of minutes ago; If you continue to have difficulty, you may want to try their toll-free number: 877-773-8196

  • Bob April 26, 2010 at 10:15 am is NOT available.

    Only garbage text comes up as of this date 04/26/10

    • admin April 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm

      Hey Bob, I just tried it, and the site’s working for me; Short of connecting there, try 877-773-8196–it’s their toll-free number…

  • AJ Penske April 26, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Interesting.. a lot of gas powered generators use a lot of the same or similar engines as some of the big riding mowers, I wonder if we will see some action on those as well.

  • Susan S. April 26, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I'm going to sue Internet Explorer for not letting me get to the website. If I want to go to the grocery store and my car refuses to take me there, I'm going to kick it right in the rear bumper!

    • admin April 26, 2010 at 1:55 pm

      Hi Susan, LOL! Truly appreciated your comment–and I'm sure many (many!) share your sentiments!

  • Karen J April 26, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Cannot access the LawnMowerClass site on 4/26/2010. Please provide a good link.

    • admin April 26, 2010 at 11:29 am

      Hi Karen– the link just worked when I tried it a couple of minutes ago; If you continue to have difficulty, you may want to try their toll-free number: 877-773-8196

  • bruce e April 27, 2010 at 4:39 am

    I have more than one walk behind mower,if I submit a claim for both will I receive double the amount of benefits ??

    • admin April 28, 2010 at 9:52 am

      Hi Bruce E, According to the FAQ on the clalims administrator’s site, you can submit a claim for each mower you own

  • LEONARD B April 27, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    I’m writing about the lwan mower class suit.I’ve gone to the web site and am unablt to down load an application.Can you help me out?

    • admin April 29, 2010 at 8:06 am

      Hi Leonard B, Unfortunately I cannot submit a claim for you– is not connected or affiliated with the settlement administrator or their website in any way–so I can only provide some guidance. I have not had any difficulty with accessing the claim form. Here are a few suggestions: Try calling their toll-free number at 877-773-8196; or, as I am not experiencing any difficulties on my computer, it may be a technology “issue” (my favorite, and I’m sure yours, too)–so perhaps if you live in a community where you can access a computer at a public library or school/college library, you may have better luck with the online option. It’s only a guess, but it may help. Beyond that, the options you have to access the form are the same ones I have…Good luck.

  • Eleanor S April 27, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Are Lawn Boy lawnmowers included in this suit?

    I have two (2) Model #s on my lawnmower and also two (2) engine #'s. I don't know wich one to enter on the claim form.

    Please advise.

    Thank You

    • admin April 29, 2010 at 8:10 am

      Hi Eleanor S, This is one of those times where the principle of “it can’t hurt, it could help” applies; according to the FAQ on the lawn mower settlement site, they suggest filling out the claim form to the best of your ability. If you’ve got multiple numbers, I would put them all on the form–identifying each to the best of your ability; better to over-provide info, than under-provide.

  • Joe S April 28, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Is this some kind of joke? I found the website, attempted to submit a Claim online. I get to page three and get the message "Program cannot Display Webpage". It won't downlaod the claim form and I've tried calling twice for the forms without any luck !

    • admin April 29, 2010 at 3:18 am

      Hi Joe S, No, this is not a joke. What I just told Leonard is that if you're having trouble on your own computer, one thing that might (I say might) help is to try to sign onto a computer at your local library or similar location; I know I do not have trouble opening either the site or the online claim form, but I'm sitting in front of a pretty ramped up computer for work.

  • Kris M April 28, 2010 at 11:24 am

    I have tried every link I can find, entered the website "" numerous times and I still can't get to the site or the claim form. I have my information. HELP!!!!

    • admin April 29, 2010 at 8:21 am

      Hi Kris M, The only other suggestions I have to access the claim form would be to either try their toll-free number, 877-773-8196–but as you can see from other commenters here, you may not have immediate success–but worth a try. The other thing to try–as I have not had any difficulty in accessing the site or the downloadable claim form–is to try another computer–either at your local library or school where access is typically free or try a friend’s computer. Hope this helps;

  • BobR April 28, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Tom H

    Right on Brother!

    Why do we want to sue america out of business?

  • Peter J P April 30, 2010 at 8:42 am

    I bought a John Deere rideon, I would like a clame form.

  • rob April 30, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    This is the most rediculous lawsuit since the multi million dollar “hot coffee” settlement. You lawyers cant find enough “legitimate business” so at the expense of consumers, tax payers and those of us not always looking for a free handout, you have to dig so deep, it just makes me sick. Keep my $35, stick it up your [deleted profanity] and stop driving up the cost of everything for the benefit of so few. I honestly thought I was watching a satire for SNL. You guys suck!!!!! Anyone who cashes in on this this does also. Hope you enjoy paying more for your next mower. Roughly $35-$50.

    • admin May 10, 2010 at 7:46 am

      Hi Rob, I agree with you on the hot coffee lawsuit. The difference here though, is that when you buy coffee, unless the little menu sign says "Iced Coffee" it's PRESUMED to be hot. Water gets heated up–boiled!–to make coffee. So most folks realize that care needs to be employed to take a cup of coffee from a server's (or drive-thru dude's) hands and while doing something like, uh, driving which normally requires two hands on the wheel. However, coffee's a pretty well-known beverage. Now, lawnmowers–or the guts of them–are just a tad bit less well-known. So consumers rely on those little information tent cards you see on display at places like Sears or Home Depot. They rely on the hang tags hanging off the mower handle. They rely on the big box the mower comes in. For information about the lawnmower. And consumers take that info as being true. That's the issue here. Consumer fraud and false advertising. But clearly you've already understood that, right?
      So let's move on to your comment about "the benefit of so few". There's an estimated 58 million homeowners with lawns out there–totalling approximately 40 million acres. That's a lotta mowing to do. So this lawsuit feasibly affects quite a number of folks out there.
      Now onto your comment about paying more for your next mower. Not to confuse or dilute the issue here that you're making, but just to remind everyone, you're most likely going to be paying more for your gas mowers soon anyway given the EPA rule for 2011 that these mowers now be given little catalytic converters. Perhaps you'd like to take that one up over at TreeHugger or send a letter off to Al Gore or the EPA itself. My point being, don't be blaming this lawsuit for price increases next year. All the lawnmower manufacturers have to do as a result of this is basically print the correct blessed horsepower on their advertising and POS materials and packaging. With the catalytic converters (and mind you, I'm all for improved emissions) Lord knows it'll require additional headcount in their sourcing departments, changes in parts shipping/receiving/warehousing, changes on the manufacturing lines, labelling changes…whatever.
      But thanks for your comments Rob. Hopefully someone over at SNL (Lorne?) was reading and may have had a little lightbulb of an idea pop up for a skit

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