|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2004
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 448-7543
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturers named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Husqvarna Lawn Tractors
Manufacturer: Electrolux Home Products Inc., of Orangeburg, S.C.
Hazard: These lawn tractors can develop abrasions on the fuel tank because of the fuel line clamp's location. This can result in a fuel tank leak, which could pose a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Husqvarna has received four reports of fuel tanks leaking. There have been no reports of fire or property damage.
Description: These Husqvarna 18.5 horsepower, hydrostatic transmission, 42-inch cutting deck, lawn tractors are gasoline-powered and are designed for residential use. The recall involves models LTH18542A and LTH18542B and includes all serial numbers. The model plate with the model number information is found under the seat.
Sold at: Husqvarna dealers and distributors nationwide from November 2003 through July 2004 for about $1,500.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers who have one of the recalled lawn tractors should contact an authorized Husqvarna service provider in your area, which will provide a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information or to locate a Husqvarna dealer, call Husqvarna at (800) 448-7543 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.usa.husqvarna.com
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.
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