Safety standards reduce mower-related accidents

04/5/2011 | ConsumerReports.org

The Consumer Product Safety Commission's safety requirements for lawnmowers helped lessen the number of blade-contact injuries by 92% from the 1970s to 2008, and they have led to the development of other safety features on the equipment, according to the Consumer Reports. The agency mandates that the blades on walk-behind and riding lawn mowers should automatically stop running after its users have left it behind.

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