Husqvarna Professional Products has issued a recall of 1,700 of its <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Husqvarna Riding Lawn Tractors due to fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed and It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The recalled Husqvarna Riding Lawn Tractors were manufactured in the United States by Husqvarna Professional Products Inc., of Charlotte, North Carolina.
The fuel line on the rear-mounted fuel tank is too long and can come in contact with moving parts while the tractor is in use, posing a fire hazard. To date, the firm has received 53 reports of fuel line damage. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves gas-powered Husqvarna riding lawn tractors designed for residential use. The lawn tractor’s model and serial numbers are printed on an identification plate located underneath the tractor seat. Models and serials numbers included in the recall are: GTH27V52LS lawn tractors with model numbers 96043009100 and 96043009900, with serial numbers 010810A00XXXX through 05061000XXXX.
The recalled Husqvarna Riding Lawn Tractors were sold by Husqvarna authorized dealers nationwide from January 2010 to May 2010 for about $3,000.
The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the recalled riding tractors and contact Husqvarna to arrange a free repair. Husqvarna can be reached, toll-free, at (877) 257-6921 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, and between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Saturday. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website at www.husqvarna.us/july2010Alert.