WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Murray lawn tractors with remote-mounted fuel tanks
Manufacturer: Murray, Inc., of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
Hazard: The fuel tank can develop cracks allowing fuel to leak posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Murray has received two reports of fire and no reports of injury.
Description: These 40- and 42-inch-cut lawn tractors come with a 1.4 gallon remote fuel tank. They come in red and black or all black. The model number can be found on a nameplate located under the seat. The following model numbers are included in recall:
Sold at: Various lawn equipment retailers, including Home Depot, Central Tractor and the U.S. Army Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) nationwide from January 1997 through October 2002 for between $859 and $1,259.
Manufactured in: United States.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using their lawn tractor immediately and contact a Murray Service Center with the model number to have a free replacement fuel tank installed on their mower.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should call Murray toll free at (800) 316-1073 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.murray.com