August 6, 2002

Alert #02-550


PRODUCT: Garden Tractors - Electrolux Home Products, Inc. of Cleveland, OH is voluntarily recalling about 22,000 garden tractors. Mass merchandisers and authorized dealerships, sold the recalled garden tractors from January 2001 to September 2001 for between $2,300 and $4,000. They were manufactured in the USA. The recall includes the following Sears Craftsman, Husqvarna and Poulan Pro garden tractors, with model numbers and serial date codes in the following ranges:

BrandModel NumberSerial DateService Repair Center
Sears Craftsman All Begin with 917.
274960; 274961;
275000; 275020;
275040; 275041;
275221; 275222;
275223; 275241;
275242; 601900;
601901; 601931;
601940; 601941
(800) 659-5917
Husqvarna GTH2550XPA;
(800) 438-7297
Poulan Pro PRGT22H48A;

(Sold at Sears)
(sold at Sears)

(800) 849-1297

(800) 659-5917

PROBLEM: Under certain operating conditions, the rear wheel hub may crack or wear and spin free on its axle, resulting in a loss of power to the wheel and brake, which poses the risk of injury to consumers.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: One incident reported. No injuries reported.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers who have purchased one of these garden tractors (within the affected date code range) are asked to stop using the tractor immediately, call the appropriate telephone number for your model listed above, give the customer service representative your garden tractor model name, model number and serial number information. This information is located under the tractor seat on the fender. We will verify if your tractor is affected by this recall. If your tractor is affected, we will schedule a free repair of the unit. For more information, call Electrolux Home Products, Inc. at (888) 643- 1415 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.