|September 14, 2011
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 the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Kubota Riding Mowers
Units: About 6,100
Manufacturer: Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp., of Gainesville, Ga.
Hazard: The fuel hose clamp can detach from the fuel filter and allow gas to leak out, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The Kubota Riding Mowers are bright orange, have 48-inch, 54-inch, or 60-inch wide mower decks and have “KUBOTA” stamped on either the sides of the front engine cover, or on the right side behind the driver’s seat. The serial number is located on the left front frame for T series models and the right front frame for GR and ZG series models. This recall involves Kubota Riding Mowers with the following model numbers and serial number ranges.
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Sold at: Authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from April 2010 through April 2011 for between $3,600 and $11,500.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled riding mowers and contact Kubota to schedule a free inspection and repair. Kubota is directly contacting consumers who purchased the riding mowers.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Kubota at (800) 752-0290 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.kubota.com
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
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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