|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2002
Release # 02-124
|Dixon Recall Hotline: (877) 288-6673
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Dixon Industries Inc. Announce Recall of Riding Lawn Mowers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC), Dixon Industries Inc., of Coffeyville Kan., is recalling about 28,000 riding lawn mowers. The fuel tanks on these mowers can crack and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard and risk of burn injuries to consumers.
Dixon has received about 532 reports of fuel leaking from these mowers. There are no reports of injuries or property damage, other than minor lawn damage.
The recall includes the following model Dixon ZTR riding mowers, which are blue, with the serial numbers in the following ranges:
Serial Number Range
||2555 through 3100
|Models 3303 and 3304
||54241 through 66276
||14116 through 23741
||88987 through 89316
|Models 5020, 5022, 5023, 5503
||2118 through 6575
|Models 5017, 5423, 5424, 5425
||4580 through 5835
||8484 through 8547
||2103 through 2116
||97579 through 97798 or
97844 through 97883
The model numbers are located on the body of the mower near the bottom of the seat, or on both sides of the front of the body above the wheels. The serial numbers are located on the left rear corner of the riding mowers, behind the engine. The name "DIXON" is on the front of the mowers.
Dixon dealers sold these mowers nationwide at various time periods from July 1997 through March 2002 for between $2,500 and $7,400.
Consumers should stop using these mowers immediately and contact their nearest Dixon dealer for free installation of a replacement fuel tank. For more information, consumers should contact Dixon at (877) 288- 6673 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.dixon-ztr.com (note added 01/18/2005 - recall information is no longer on the firm's web site).
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