|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued March 23, 2004, Revised December 1, 2005
Release # 04-102
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Note: Firm is out of business. Do not use this product. Please destroy or discard the product.
CPSC, Murray Inc. Announce Recall of Lawn Tractors
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Murray lawn tractors with remote-mounted fuel tanks
Manufacturer: Murray, Inc., of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
Hazard: The fuel tank can develop cracks allowing fuel to leak posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Murray has received two reports of fire and no reports of injury.
Description: These 40- and 42-inch-cut lawn tractors come with a 1.4 gallon remote fuel tank. They come in red and black or all black. The model number can be found on a nameplate located under the seat. The following model numbers are included in recall:
Sold at: Various lawn equipment retailers, including Home Depot, Central Tractor and the U.S. Army Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) nationwide from January 1997 through October 2002 for between $859 and $1,259.
Manufactured in: United States.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using this product immediately and discard or destroy it. The firm is out of business, and a remedy is no longer available.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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