Exmark Recalls Pioneer S-Series Mowers Due to Crash Hazard

Welds on the motion control linkage can fail and cause the driver to lose control of the machine.

March 29, 2011
Alert #11-730
 

Exmark Recalls Pioneer S-Series Mowers Due to Crash 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: Exmark Pioneer S-Series riding mowers

Units: About 750 products

Manufacturer: Exmark Manufacturing Company, of Beatrice, Neb.

Hazard: Welds on the motion control linkage can fail and cause the driver to lose control of the machine, resulting in a crash hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Exmark has had no reports of incidents or injuries.

Description: 2011 Exmark Pioneer S-Series zero radius turn riding mowers with red, welded, tubular steel frames and mowing decks in three sizes - 44, 48 and 52 inches. Operators use two levers to control the mowers. The name Exmark is on the front of the seat mount and the name Pioneer is on the front of the floor pan. Mowers with the following model and serial number ranges are affected by this recall:

ModelSerial Number Range
PNS20KA443 928367 to 947833
PNS22KA483 928417 to 949985
PNS24KA523 928492 to 950315

The model name and serial numbers are located on the seat mount near where the driver's right foot rests on the floorpan.

Sold by: Exmark dealers nationwide from February 11, 2011 to March 10, 2011 for $6,881 to $7,658.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should contact their Exmark dealer to have the improperly welded parts replaced.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Exmark at 800-667-5296, between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at: www.exmark.com

Picture of recalled mower showing the location of model number and serial number data plate

Detail of the data plate with model and serial numbers

Data plate with Model and Serial numbers