|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued March 4, 2003, Revised December 5, 2005
Release # 03-089
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Note: Firm is out of business. Do not use this product. Please destroy or discard the product.
CPSC, Murray Inc. Announce Recall of Riding Lawn Tractors
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Murray Inc., of Brentwood, Tenn., voluntarily recalled about 270,000 riding lawn tractors. The fuel tank can crack and leak fuel, posing a burn and fire hazard to consumers.
Murray has received 101 reports of fuel tanks leaking. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled lawn tractors were sold under the MURRAY® and STANLEY® brand names and have 38-, 40-, 42-, 46-, and 52-inch cutting decks. The brand name is printed on the front or side of the lawn tractor and the model number can be found on a nameplate under the seat. The following models are included in this recall:
Retail and hardware stores, including Wal-Mart and Home Depot, sold the lawn tractors nationwide from November 2000 through January 2003 for between $800 and $1,500.
Consumers should stop using these lawn tractors immediately and discard or destroy the product. The firm is out of business and a remedy is no longer available.
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.
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