Cub Cadet Recalls Defective Riding Mowers

Some 4,300 defective <"">Cub Cadet Riding Lawn Mowers have been recalled due to fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The recalled Cub Cadet Riding Lawn Mowers, were manufactured in the United States by MTD Consumer Group Inc, of Cleveland, Ohio.

A fuel leak can occur near the rear mounting screws on the bottom of the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

The recalled 2011 Cub Cadet Zero Turn Riding Lawn Mowers, intended for both commercial and private use, have yellow and black steel frames and were sold under the following brand names and model numbers:

• Cub Cadet Z Force 48: 17BF3AGV010
• Cub Cadet Z Force 54: 17BF3AGX010
• Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 46: 17AF5BHH010
• Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 48: 17AF5BHB010
• Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 54: 17AF5GHC010
• Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 60: 17AF5GHD010
• Cub Cadet Z-Force Commercial 48: 53AH5FJB050
• Cub Cadet Z-Force Commercial 60: 53AH5FJD050
• Cub Cadet Tank L48: 53AH8CTB050
• Cub Cadet Tank L60: 53AH8CTD050

Model number, serial number, and date of manufacturer are printed on a label located under the front of the driver’s seat. The serial number range and date of manufacture (DOM) of affected mowers are 1A101ZXXXXX (DOM 01/2011) through 1C091ZXXXXX (DOM 03/2011). Date of manufacture appears on the label.

Cub Cadet dealers sold the defective lawn mowers, nationwide, from February 2011 through March 2011 for between $3,600 and $7,000.

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the mowers, store them outside, and contact their local Cub Cadet dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. The CPSC reminds consumers that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Cub Cadet can be reached, toll-free, at 1.888.848.6038 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at its website at

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