Exmark Quest is recalling its ZRT riding movers, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
About 2,200 Exmark Quest 42-inch ZRT Riding Mowers, which were manufactured in the United States by Exmark Mfg. Co. Inc., of Beatrice, Nebraska, have been recalled. The bearings supporting the riding mower’s deck can fail and cause the deck to interfere with the operator’s controls, resulting in a crash hazard.
The recalled Exmark Quest ZRT riding mowers were sold at Exmark dealers, nationwide, from March 2009 through April 2010 and retailed for between $4,200 and $4,400.
To date, Exmark has received 18 reports of incidents; no injuries have been reported.
This recall involves 2009-2010 Exmark Quest ZRT riding mowers with 42-inch mower decks and involve model number “QST20BE422” and include serial numbers ranging from 790,000 through 860,652. The model and serial numbers can be found on a metal plate behind the seat. The word “Exmark” is printed on the side and the word “Quest” is printed on the front of the mowers. The mowers are red and gray.
The firm advises consumers to stop using the recalled mowers immediately and contact an Exmark dealer to schedule a free repair and/or to check if the repair has already been made to the mower. Exmark has contacted registered owners of the recalled mowers, but can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.667.5296 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Central Time (CT), Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website.