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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, DC 20207
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2000
|Lawn-Boy Recall Hotline: (800) 444-8676 |
Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301)
CPSC, Lawn-Boy Inc. Announce Recall of Power Mowers
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lawn-Boy
Inc., of Bloomington, Minn., is recalling about 102,000 Lawn-Boy power mowers.
Due to wear caused by the mulch fan, the mowers' blades can crack and break off.
Broken pieces of the blade can be propelled from underneath the mower, possibly
injuring the operator or a bystander.
Lawn-Boy has received eight reports
of blades breaking on these mowers, including a consumer who was struck on the
shin by a piece of a broken mower blade, resulting in a laceration.
recalled Lawn-Boy Silver Pro and Gold Pro Series are 2-cycle, walk-behind,
21-inch power mowers. A decal on the right rear of the mower's housing (Silver
Pro) or beneath the handle control panel (Gold Pro) has a serial number from
8900001 to 8999999, and one of the following model numbers:
Lawn-Boy dealers, and
department and home center stores, including Sears, Lowe's and the Home Depot,
sold these mowers from February 1998 through August 2000 for between $400 and
Consumers should stop using these recalled mowers immediately. The
company will automatically mail free repair kits, which include a new mower
blade and modified mulching fan, to consumers who have registered their mowers.
Consumers can have the repair performed for free at a local Lawn-Boy service
dealer after receiving the repair kit. Consumers who have not been notified
should contact their local Lawn-Boy service dealer for assistance. To locate the
nearest Lawn-Boy service dealer or for more information, consumers should call
Lawn-Boy at (800) 444-8676 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through
Friday, or go to their website at http://www.lawnboy.com/recall.htm.