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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
|Excel Recall Hotline: (800) 395-4757 |
Recall Hotline: (888) 987-7433
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800)
CPSC Media Contact: Yolanda Fultz-Morris, (301) 504-7066
CPSC, Excel Industries Inc. Announce Recall of Riding Lawn Mowers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC), Excel Industries Inc., of Hesston, Kan., is voluntarily
recalling about 1,500 Hustler "FasTrak" riding lawn mowers. Excessive heat,
vibrations and wear causes the fuel line to droop over time and rub against the
transmission fan, causing the fuel line to be cut. This poses a fire hazard and
a risk of burn injuries to consumers.
Excel has received two reports of
incidents where gasoline leaks were discovered. No injuries or property damage
have been reported.
This recall involves Hustler "FasTrak" riding mowers
with 44- and 52-inch decks. The riding mowers are yellow and black with the
"FasTrak" logo printed on both sides. The model and serial number of the mower
can be found on an identification plate on the left side of the frame in front
of the fuel tank, below the operator's platform. This recall also includes
products which are produced by Excel for Land Pride, Division of Great Plains
Manufacturing, Inc., of Salina, KS. Land Pride's product is the "Accu-Z Razor."
The riding mowers are beige and black with the "Razor Z" logo printed on the
rear of the unit, and Accu-Z logo printed on both sides.
|Excel Model Number
||Excel Serial Number|
||P01107001 to P01107003 and
01127001 to 02057338|
||01127008 to 02057218|
||01117001 to 02057263|
||02027111 to 02057243|
|Land Pride Model Number
||Land Pride Serial
|ZR44 & ZR52
Authorized Hustler dealers sold
these riding mowers nationwide from November 2001 through May 2002 for between
$4,700 and $5,500.
Consumers should stop using these recalled riding
mowers immediately and contact their local Hustler dealer to determine if their
mower is included in the recall. The dealer will reroute the fuel line and
replace it if necessary. To locate an authorized Hustler dealer, consumers can
call (800) 395-4757 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. To locate an authorized Land Pride dealer,
consumers can call (888) 987-7433, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. CT Monday