March 17, 2009
Kubota Recalls Riding 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 recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Kubota Zero Turn Riding Mowers
Units: About 9,500
Manufacturer: Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp., of Gainesville, Ga.
Hazard: The carburetor can fail allowing fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled riding mowers are propelled by gasoline V-twin engines and have 48-inch, 54-inch or 60-inch wide mower decks. The mowers come with adjustable roll bars and have 22 or 27 horsepower engines and are bright orange with KUBOTA decals on both sides behind the driver’s seat. This recall includes the following model numbers: ZG222(serial numbers 10002 through 13673), ZG227 (serial numbers 10002 through 12957), ZG327 (serial numbers 10004 through 13318) which can be identified by the model designation and serial number on the data plate located on the right side frame, either before the mower deck or immediately after the mower deck.
Sold at: Authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from February 2008 through December 2008 for between about $7,600 and $10,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Owners of these machines should immediately stop using them until they have been inspected by an authorized dealer and a free replacement carburetor has been installed.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kubota Tractor at (800) 752-0290 anytime Monday through Friday.
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