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Lawn mower backover injuries

Each year, hundreds of small children are tragically maimed by riding lawnmowers backing up with the cutting blades turning. The children most frequently injured by backover blade contact are ages 2 to 5. Virtually all of these accidental injuries could have been prevented if the manufacturer of the riding lawnmower had used a simple and inexpensive “No Mow In Reverse” (NMIR) safety feature. NMIR safety features have been designed into all MTD/Cub Cadet riding lawnmowers since 1983. John Deere and Toro began installing NMIR safety features in their lawnmowers in 1998. By 2001 riding lawnmowers manufactured by MTD/Cub Cadet, John Deere, Toro, Snapper, and Kubota were equipped with NMIR safety features. Sears Craftsman, Husqvarna and Murray did not equip their riding lawnmowers with NMIR safety features until approximately September, 2004.

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