|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2001
Release # 02-043
|Recall Hotline: (866) 284-8872
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, WCI Outdoor Products Inc. Announce Recall of Lawn Tractors
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), WCI Outdoor Products, of Cleveland, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 35,000 lawn tractors to replace their 2-gallon fuel tanks. The tank in the lawn tractor can crack and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard.
WCI has received 76 reports of the fuel tanks on these lawn tractors cracking. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves lawn tractors sold under the brand names Poulan Pro, WEED EATER, Husqvarna and Jonsered. They have the manufacture ID number and serial date codes listed below, located under the tractor seat on the fender.
MFG. ID Number
Service Repair Center
| Poulan Pro|| PR1742ST(A)(B)(C)(D)|
| WEED EATER|| S165H42(A)||
| Husqvarna|| YTH1542(A)(B)(C)|
| Jonsered|| JNA1542(A)|
| (877) 693-7729
Department, home and hardware stores, including authorized dealerships of the brand names listed, sold the recalled tractors from November 2000 through September 2001 for between $1,000 and $2,000.
Consumers should stop using these lawn tractors immediately and contact the appropriate service center listed above for a free repair. For more information, call WCI Outdoor Products Inc toll-free at (866) 284-8872 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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