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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
November 16, 2001
Release # 02-043
Recall Hotline: (866) 284-8872
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Yolanda Fultz-Morris, (301) 504-7066

CPSC, WCI Outdoor Products Inc. Announce Recall of Lawn Tractors

WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), WCI Outdoor Products, of Cleveland, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 35,000 lawn tractors to replace their 2-gallon fuel tanks. The tank in the lawn tractor can crack and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard.

WCI has received 76 reports of the fuel tanks on these lawn tractors cracking. No injuries have been reported.

The recall involves lawn tractors sold under the brand names Poulan Pro, WEED EATER, Husqvarna and Jonsered. They have the manufacture ID number and serial date codes listed below, located under the tractor seat on the fender.

Brand
MFG. ID Number
SERIAL Date
Service Repair Center
 Poulan Pro  PR1742ST(A)(B)(C)(D)
 PR17H42ST(A)(B)(C)
 PR18542ST(A)(B)(C)
 PR185H42ST(C)(D)
Range
(MO/DA/YR)


110700
through
082101

 (800) 849-1297
 www.poulan.com
 PR20H42ST(B)(C)(D)
 PRK17G42ST(A)(B)
 PRK17H42ST(A)(B)
 (800) 358-1097
 www.sears.com
 WEED EATER  S165H42(A)  (800) 849-1297
 www.poulan.com
 Husqvarna  YTH1542(A)(B)(C)
 YTH1746(A)(B)
 (800) 438-7297
 www.husqvarna.com
 Jonsered  JNA1542(A)
 JNA15H42(A)
 (877) 693-7729


Department, home and hardware stores, including authorized dealerships of the brand names listed, sold the recalled tractors from November 2000 through September 2001 for between $1,000 and $2,000.

Consumers should stop using these lawn tractors immediately and contact the appropriate service center listed above for a free repair. For more information, call WCI Outdoor Products Inc toll-free at (866) 284-8872 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Tractor
Picture of Recalled Tractor
Picture of Recalled Tractor
Picture of Recalled Tractor