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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, DC 20207
CPSC and Sears Announce Recall of Riding Lawn MowerPRODUCT: Riding
- Sears Roebuck and Co. of Hoffman Estates, Ill. is voluntarily
recalling about 900 riding lawn mowers. The recall involves model number
247.270250, which is visible on the model plate of the machine located under the
seat. The name Craftsman Lawn Utility Vehicle appears on the side of the mower.
The recalled mower is green, has a 24" cutting deck, a 6.75 horsepower mid-mount
engine, and a rear utility bed. Sears sold these riding lawn mowers nationwide
from February 2002 to April 2002 for about $999. PROBLEM:
certain operating conditions, the vehicle's transmission may fail causing a loss
of drive and brake ability. Should this occur, the potential for personal injury
and/or property damage exists.INCIDENTS/INJURIES:
WHAT TO DO:
Consumers should stop using their riding lawn mowers
immediately and contact Sears at (800) 659-5917 to schedule an appointment to
have a free new transmission installed. For more information, consumers can
contact Sears at (800) 500-1067 weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CST.
Purchasers were notified by direct mail notification.