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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
September 4, 2002
|Lawn-Boy Recall Hotline: (866) 336-5207 |
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Yolanda Fultz-Morris, (301) 504-7066
CPSC, Lawn-Boy Announce Recall of Walk-Behind Mowers
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lawn-Boy
Inc., of Bloomington, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 36,000 Lawn-Boy
walk-behind mowers. The vendor who manufactured the mulch plates for Lawn-Boy
used the wrong material, making the plates brittle and easy to crack or break if
struck by a stone or stick while mowing. Objects coming through a broken plate
or pieces of the plate could possibly injure the operator or
Lawn-Boy has received five reports of broken mulch plates. No
injuries or property damage have been reported.
The recall includes
21-inch Lawn Boy Easy Mulch Silver, Silver Pro and GoldPro Series walk-behind
lawn mowers. The mowers have the words "EASY MULCH" printed on the top of the
mulch cover plate in bold black letters. A model and serial plate is located on
the right rear of the mower housing.
dealers, department and home center stores sold the mowers nationwide from
February 2002 to August 2002 for between $250 and $580.
stop using these mowers in the mulching mode immediately and contact Lawn-Boy to
receive a replacement cover plate. For more information, consumers can contact
Lawn-Boy toll-free at (866) 336-5207 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sunday. Consumers may also visit the firm's web site at http://www.lawnboy.com/recall2002.htm