The fuel tank valve can malfunction and cause the fuel tank to expand and gasoline liquid or vapors to be unexpectedly released, posing fire and burn hazards.
This recall involves the Pro-XL-44 model of the DR® brand tow-behind field and brush mower manufactured by Country Home Products. The mowers are towed behind a riding mower or ATV to clear acres of thick grass and brush. The recalled mowers have an electric start 20 HP Briggs & Stratton engine and a serial number between TB21001001 – TB21002555. The recalled mowers are black and orange and have two blades and four wheels and are 44 inches wide. There is a large label below the machine’s fuel tank that with “DR Field and Brush Mower” printed on it and a round DR logo is in the right hand corner. The serial number is printed on the rear right corner of the frame near the engine control panel.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact Country Home Products to schedule a free repair from a dealer. Country Home Products is sending a repair kit to all registered owners.
The firm has received 10 reports of fires, including one report of a burn injury to a consumer’s hand.
Country Home Products catalog, website and authorized independent DR dealers nationwide from October 2015 through July 2016 for about $3,600.
Country Home Products Inc., of Vergennes, Vt.
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