CPSC, Murray Inc. Announce Recall of Lawn Tractors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued March 23, 2004, Revised December 1, 2005
Release # 04-102
 CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Note: Firm is out of business. Do not use this product. Please destroy or discard the product.

CPSC, Murray Inc. Announce Recall of Lawn Tractors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Murray lawn tractors with remote-mounted fuel tanks

Units: 93,500

Manufacturer: Murray, Inc., of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.

Hazard: The fuel tank can develop cracks allowing fuel to leak posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Murray has received two reports of fire and no reports of injury.

Description: These 40- and 42-inch-cut lawn tractors come with a 1.4 gallon remote fuel tank. They come in red and black or all black. The model number can be found on a nameplate located under the seat. The following model numbers are included in recall:

40507X8
40536X4
405618X81

 

 

42504X71
42504X99
42510

 

 

42512X99
42542X6
42543X6

 

 

425610X99
425612X99
42575X81

 

 

 

Sold at: Various lawn equipment retailers, including Home Depot, Central Tractor and the U.S. Army Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) nationwide from January 1997 through October 2002 for between $859 and $1,259.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using this product immediately and discard or destroy it. The firm is out of business, and a remedy is no longer available.

Picture of Recalled Lawn Tractor