|July 27, 2010
Husqvarna Professional Products Recalls Riding Lawn Tractors Due to Fire Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Husqvarna Riding Lawn Tractors
Units: About 1,700
Manufacturer: Husqvarna Professional Products Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.
Hazard: The fuel line on the rear-mounted fuel tank is too long and can come in contact with moving parts while the tractor is in use, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 53 reports of fuel line damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves gas-powered Husqvarna riding lawn tractors designed for residential use. The lawn tractor's model and serial numbers are printed on an identification plate located underneath the tractor seat. Models and serials numbers included in the recall are: GTH27V52LS lawn tractors with model numbers 96043009100 and 96043009900, with serial numbers 010810A00XXXX through 05061000XXXX.
Sold by: Husqvarna authorized dealers nationwide from January 2010 to May 2010 for about $3,000.
Manufactured in: U.S.A.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled riding tractors and contact Husqvarna to arrange a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information or to schedule a free repair, contact Husqvarna toll-free at (877) 257-6921 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET Saturday. Consumers can also visit the firm's website at www.husqvarna.us/july2010Alert
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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