|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2004
|Firm's Hotline: (866) 821-9208
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact:(301) 504-7800
CPSC, Scag Power Equipment Announce Recall of Tiger Cub Lawn Tractors
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturers named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer products. 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: Scag Tiger Cub Riding Lawn Tractors
Units: About 16,000
Manufacturer: Scag Power Equipment, of Mayville, Wis.
Hazard: Fuel can leak out of the carburetor, posing a risk of fire and burn injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: Scag is aware of 20 incidents, all of which involved fires and damage to tractors. Two consumers received minor burn injuries to their hands as a result of trying to put out fires involving these lawn tractors.
Description: The recalled zero-turn-radius riding lawn tractors are "Cat's Eye Gold" with black trim, and have a vinyl seat. The body of the tractor has "Scag Tiger Cub" written in red on the side and front of the tractor. The following model and serial numbers can be found under the seat, next to the hydraulic pump on the right hand side.
|Model Numbers ||Serial Numbers
||4910001-4910004; 5810001-5810310; 6570001-6570250
||5880001-5880511; 6580001-6580550; 7630001-7630875; 8400001-8404750
||4920001-4920002; 5890001-5890561; 6600001-6601150; 7650001-7650975; 8420001-8420342
||5910001-5910571; 6620001-6620900; 7670001-7671298; 8430001-8430600
Sold at: Authorized Scag Power equipment dealers nationwide from November 1999 through July 2003 for between $5,000 and $8,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these tractors immediately and contact a Scag Equipment dealer for a free repair. The company is directly notifying those consumers who completed and returned warranty cards.
Consumer Contact: For information on locating a dealer near you, contact Scag Equipment Customer Service toll-free at (866) 821-9208 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday, or at the Scag Web site www.scag.com
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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