MTD Products Recalls Cub Cadet Commercial Lawn Mowers Due to Risk of Fire (Recall Alert)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product because the product could cause personal injuries or death due to product liability. 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:

Cub Cadet 2011 Commercial Zero Turn Mowers

Hazard:

Fuel can leak from the vent valve grommet on top of the fuel tank during operation, posing a risk of fire.

Consumer Contact:

Cub Cadet; toll-free at (888) 848-6038, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Saturday, or online at http://www.cubcadet.com and click on “Product Recalls” for more information.

Units

About 2,100

Description

This recall involves eight 2011 model Cub Cadet commercial zero turn lawn mowers. Models included in the recall are: M54-KH, M60-KH, M60-KW, M72-KW, S6031-KW, S7237-KW, TANK L48 and TANK L60.  Mowers included in the recall were manufactured between January 2011 and December 2011. A label located on the frame under the foot rest lists the model number and the month and year date of manufacture (DOM).

Incidents/Injuries

Cub Cadet has received 106 reports of fuel leaking or seeping from the top of the tank, including one report of a fire. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact an authorized Cub Cadet service dealer for a free repair. Cub Cadet is contacting its customers directly.

Sold at

Independent Cub Cadet dealers nationwide from January 2011 through January 2013 for between $7,700 and $18,700.

Manufacturer

MTD Products Inc, of Cleveland, Ohio

Manufactured in

United States

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