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NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

August 6, 2002
Alert #02-550

CPSC, Electrolux Home Products, Inc. Announce Recall of Garden Tractors

PRODUCT: Garden Tractors - Electrolux Home Products, Inc. of Cleveland, OH is voluntarily recalling about 22,000 garden tractors. Mass merchandisers and authorized dealerships, sold the recalled garden tractors from January 2001 to September 2001 for between $2,300 and $4,000. They were manufactured in the USA. The recall includes the following Sears Craftsman, Husqvarna and Poulan Pro garden tractors, with model numbers and serial date codes in the following ranges:

Brand Model Number Serial Date Service Repair Center
Sears Craftsman All Begin with 917.
274960; 274961;
275000; 275020;
275040; 275041;
275221; 275222;
275223; 275241;
275242; 601900;
601901; 601931;
601940; 601941
011501-
092101
(800) 659-5917
www.sears.com
Husqvarna GTH2550XPA;
GTH2550XPB;
GTH2550C
011501-
092101
(800) 438-7297
Poulan Pro PRGT22H48A;


917.279981
(PRGT22H50B)
(Sold at Sears)
917.279983
(PRGT22H50D)
(sold at Sears)
011501-
092101

(800) 849-1297

(800) 659-5917
http://www.sears.com/sr/framework/home.jsp?
targetPage=/misc/sears/productrecall/prod_recall_main.jsp


PROBLEM: Under certain operating conditions, the rear wheel hub may crack or wear and spin free on its axle, resulting in a loss of power to the wheel and brake, which poses the risk of injury to consumers.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: One incident reported. No injuries reported.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers who have purchased one of these garden tractors (within the affected date code range) are asked to stop using the tractor immediately, call the appropriate telephone number for your model listed above, give the customer service representative your garden tractor model name, model number and serial number information. This information is located under the tractor seat on the fender. We will verify if your tractor is affected by this recall. If your tractor is affected, we will schedule a free repair of the unit. For more information, call Electrolux Home Products, Inc. at (888) 643- 1415 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.