Went to cut the lawn a couple of days ago with my 2 year old Troy-Built, Honda powered mower from Canadian Tire. Pulled on the cord & it snapped off inside of the housing. So, it's back to CT as there is a 4 year 'Repair Only' warranty on it. They send them out for repair, so who knows when I'll see it again.
My previous Briggs & Stratton powered mower lasted for over a dozen years until the wheels literally began falling off - but the starter cord still worked.