Husqvarna Outdoor Products Inc. Recalls Lawn Tractors for Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2006
Release #06-207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 284-8872
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Husqvarna Outdoor Products Inc. Recalls Lawn Tractors for Fire Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Lawn Tractors

Units: About 174,000

Manufacturer: Husqvarna Outdoor Products Inc., of Augusta, Ga., formerly known as Electrolux Outdoor Products Inc.

Hazard: The fuel line on these lawn tractors can separate from the fuel tank outlet. If this occurs, fuel will spill out, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: : Husqvarna Outdoor Products Inc. received 886 reports of fuel lines that separated from the fuel tank outlet and 16 reports of fires related to this issue. There are three reports of minor personal injury.

Description: The lawn tractors were sold under the Husqvarna, Craftsman, Poulan Pro, Poulan, Weed Eater, Southern States and Murray brand names. Recalled tractors' product, model and serial numbers are listed in the chart below. To determine if a tractor is included in the recall, check the lawn tractors' product, model and serial numbers, located on a label under the seat of the tractor.

BrandProduct NumberModel NumberSerial Number
Range
Service Center
Craftsman® NA 917.27662
917.27663
917.27618
917.27664
120905-X00XXXX
through 061606-X00XXXX
(800) 659-5917
Monday through Saturday
between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET.
www.sears.com
NA 917.27535
917.27639
917.27640
917.27641
917.27678
090905-X00XXXX
through 062206-X00XXXX
Husqvarna® 960430003 00 YT1942T 120905-X00XXXX
through 061606-X00XXXX
(866) 721-6091
Monday through Friday
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
www.husqvarna.com
960130019 00 LT16542 090905-X00XXXX
through 062206-
X00X`XXX
Murray 960120058 00
960120059 00
MB12538LT
MB1842LT
120905-X00XXXX
through 061606-X00XXXX
(866) 284-8872
Monday through Friday
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
Poulan® 960420026 00 C20H42YT 120905-X00XXXX
through 061606-X00XXXX
(866) 284-8872
Monday through Friday
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
www.poulan.com
960120043 00
960120044 00
960120044 01
960120044 02
960120045 00
960120045 01
960120053 00
960170004 00
PO12538LT
PB1638LT
PB1638LT
PB1638LT
PB1842LT
PB1842LT
PB185H42LT
PB18H42LT
090905-X00XXXX
through 062206-X00XXXX
Poulan Pro® 960420020 00
960420008 00
960420009 00
960420016 00
PB19H42YT
PB20H42YT
PK20H42YT
XT19H42YT
120905-X00XXXX
through 061606-X00XXXX
(866) 284-8872
Monday through Friday
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
www.poulan.com
960160013 00
960160013 01
960120060 00
HD17542
HD17542
XT185H42LT
090905-X00XXXX
through 062206-X00XXXX
Southern States 960420011 00 SO20H42YT 120905-X00XXXX
through 061606-X00XXXX
(866) 284-8872
Monday through Friday
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
960120054 00
960120055 00
960120057 01
SO1638LT
SO17542LT
SO19H42LT
090905-X00XXXX
through 062206-X00XXXX
Weed Eater® 960160014 00
960160014 02
HD13538 090905-X00XXXX
through 062206-X00XXXX
(866) 284-8872
Monday through Friday
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
www.weedeater.com

 

Sold at: Home centers, retailers, hardware stores and dealers nationwide from September 2005 through June 2006 for between $820 and $1,500.

Manufactured In: Orangeburg, S.C.

Remedy: Consumers with recalled tractors should immediately stop using the tractor and contact the applicable firm listed in below chart to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Husqvarna Outdoor Products Inc. toll-free at (866) 284-8872 or visit their Web site at www.husqvarna.com. Consumers with Craftsman-brand tractors should call (800) 659-5917. Consumers with Poulan Pro, Poulan, Weed Eater, Southern States or Murray brand tractors should call toll-free at (866) 284-8872.

 

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Image of Recalled Lawn Tractor

Image of Recalled Lawn Tractor