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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
August 6, 2002
|Lawn Mower Recall Hotline: (888) 848-6038 |
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051
CPSC, MTD Products Inc. Announce Recall of Grass Bags Used On Electric Lawn
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC), MTD Products Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio, is voluntarily
recalling about 5,000 grass bag attachments for its 19-inch electric walk-behind
lawn mowers. The lawn mowers have a rear-mounted grass bag that does not seal
properly to the rear door of the mower, allowing grass and other debris to be
thrown out at the top of the bag. This could result in injury to the operator or
MTD Products has not received any reports of injuries. This
recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
recalled grass bags are attachments for MTD electric walk-behind lawn mowers
with model numbers 18A-407-000 (red body) and 18A-407-062 (green body). The
model numbers can be found on a model plate label on the rear discharge door of
the mower. "Yard Machines" is printed on top of the motor shroud.
improvement and mass retailers nationwide, including Lowe's, sold the recalled
lawn mowers from January 2002 through July 2002 for under $200.
who have the recalled lawn mowers should remove and dispose of the old grass bag
and contact MTD to receive a free replacement bag. Contact MTD customer service
toll-free at (888) 848- 6038 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through
Friday. For additional information, consumers also can visit the firm's web site