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2013 Commercial Lawn Mower Recall

  U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Recall Alert

Recall Date: April 25, 2013

Recall Number:

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

Recall Summary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, 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.

Remedy: Repair

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

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 www.cubcadet.com and click on “Product Recalls” for more information.

Recall Details

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.

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: U.S.A.

Photos

Cub Cadet 2011 Commercial Zero Turn Mower M54 KH

Cub Cadet 2011 Commercial Zero Turn Mower M60 KH

Cub Cadet 2011 Commercial Zero Turn Mower M60 KW

Cub Cadet 2011 Commercial Zero Turn Mower M72 KW

Cub Cadet 2011 Commercial Zero Turn Mower S6031 KW

Cub Cadet 2011 Commercial Zero Turn Mower S7237 KW

Cub Cadet 2011 Commercial Zero Turn Mower TANK L48

Cub Cadet 2011 Commercial Zero Turn Mower TANK L60

 

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.

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