|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2002
Release # 02-220
|Excel Recall Hotline: (800) 395-4757
Land Pride Recall Hotline: (888) 987-7433
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Excel Industries Inc., of Hesston, Kan., is voluntarily recalling about 1,500 Hustler "FasTrak" riding lawn mowers. Excessive heat, vibrations and wear causes the fuel line to droop over time and rub against the transmission fan, causing the fuel line to be cut. This poses a fire hazard and a risk of burn injuries to consumers.
Excel has received two reports of incidents where gasoline leaks were discovered. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
This recall involves Hustler "FasTrak" riding mowers with 44- and 52-inch decks. The riding mowers are yellow and black with the "FasTrak" logo printed on both sides. The model and serial number of the mower can be found on an identification plate on the left side of the frame in front of the fuel tank, below the operator's platform. This recall also includes products which are produced by Excel for Land Pride, Division of Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc., of Salina, KS. Land Pride's product is the "Accu-Z Razor." The riding mowers are beige and black with the "Razor Z" logo printed on the rear of the unit, and Accu-Z logo printed on both sides.
|Excel Model Number||Excel Serial Number|
|926501||P01107001 to P01107003 and 01127001 to 02057338|
|926519||01127008 to 02057218|
|926592||01117001 to 02057263|
|926600||02027111 to 02057243|
|926774||02047277 to 02057128|
|Land Pride Model Number||Land Pride Serial Number|
|ZR44 & ZR52||337068 - 356620|
Authorized Hustler dealers sold these riding mowers nationwide from November 2001 through May 2002 for between $4,700 and $5,500.
Consumers should stop using these recalled riding mowers immediately and contact their local Hustler dealer to determine if their mower is included in the recall. The dealer will reroute the fuel line and replace it if necessary. To locate an authorized Hustler dealer, consumers can call (800) 395-4757 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
To locate an authorized Land Pride dealer, consumers can call (888) 987-7433, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. CT Monday through Friday.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help 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 40 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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