|April 13, 2011
Cub Cadet Recalls Riding Lawn Mowers 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: Cub Cadet riding lawn mowers
Units: About 4,300
Manufacturer: MTD Consumer Group Inc, of Cleveland, Ohio
Hazard: A fuel leak can occur near the rear mounting screws on the bottom of the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled 2011 Cub Cadet zero turn riding lawn mowers, intended for both commercial and private use, have yellow and black steel frames. They sold under the following brand names and model numbers:
|Model||Factory Model Numbers
|Cub Cadet Z Force 48
|Cub Cadet Z Force 54
|Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 46
|Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 48
|Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 54
|Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 60
|Cub Cadet Z-Force Commercial 48
|Cub Cadet Z-Force Commercial 60
|Cub Cadet Tank L48
|Cub Cadet Tank L60
Model number, serial number and date of manufacturer are printed on a label located under the front of the driver’s seat. The serial number range and date of manufacture (DOM) of affected mowers are 1A101ZXXXXX (DOM 01/2011) through 1C091ZXXXXX (DOM 03/2011). Date of manufacture appears on the label.
Sold by: Cub Cadet dealers nationwide from February 2011 through March 2011 for between $3,600 to $7,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the mowers and store them outside. Consumers should contact their local Cub Cadet dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Cub Cadet toll-free at (888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.cubcadet.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.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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