July 8, 2009
Husqvarna Recalls Lawn Tractors; Parking Brake Failure Can Cause Loss of Control
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted 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: Craftsman Lawn Tractors
Units: About 8,200
Manufacturer: Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products N.A. Inc., of Augusta, Ga.
Hazard: The tractor’s parking brake can fail posing a loss of control hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled Craftsman power lawn tractor is gray colored, has 19.5 HP engine, automatic drive, and a 42 inch cutting deck. The following model and serial numbers are included in the recall. The model and serial numbers are located on a model plate under the tractor’s seat.
||012709A001000 through 031209D999999
Sold by: Sears and Kmart stores nationwide and on the Web at www.sears.com from January 2009 through April 2009 for about $1,200.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled tractors immediately and contact Sears for a free inspection at your home and, if necessary, a free repair of the parking brake cable. Sears is directly contacting consumers who purchased this product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sears at (800) 978-7615 between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Sear’s Web site at www.sears.com
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