|December 6, 2004
CPSC, Exmark Announce Recall of Lazer Z Zero Turn Radius Riding Lawn Mowers
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Lazer Z EFI zero turn radius riding lawn mowers
Manufacturer: Exmark Manufacturing of Beatrice, Nebraska
Hazard: Due to the location of the fuel line on the Lazer Z EFI riding mowers a hole can develop resulting in a fuel leak that could present a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: No reports of injury or property damage.
Description: The 2004 Model Lazer Z zero-turn (ZRT) riding mowers with 60-inch and 72-inch decks are equipped with electric fuel injection engines as follows:
|Model ||Serial Range ||Description ||Suggested
||28HP ZRT w/60" deck
||28HP ZRT w/72" deck
All products are equipped with a foldable roll-over protection bar. The model and serial number decal can be found on the frame below the seat.
Sold at: Authorized Exmark dealers sold these riding lawn mowers nationwide from July 2003 to September 2004.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these Exmark riding mowers and contact their local Authorized Exmark Service Dealer to schedule a time to install a free replacement fuel line. For more information, contact Exmark at (800) 479-8379 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm's web site at www.Exmark.com
Exmark has notified registered owners directly.
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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