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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2003
Release # 03-089
|Murray Recall Hotline: (800) 876-1634 |
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Yolanda Fultz-Morris, (301) 504-7066
CPSC, Murray Inc. Announce Recall of Riding Lawn Tractors
D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
Murray Inc., of Brentwood, Tenn., is voluntarily recalling about 270,000 riding
lawn tractors. The fuel tank can crack and leak fuel, posing a burn and fire
hazard to consumers.
Murray has received 101 reports of fuel tanks
leaking. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled lawn tractors were
sold under the MURRAY® and STANLEY® brand names and have 38-, 40-, 42-, 46-, and
52-inch cutting decks. The brand name is printed on the front or side of the
lawn tractor and the model number can be found on a nameplate under the seat.
The following models are included in this recall:
Retail and hardware stores, including Wal-Mart and Home Depot, sold
the lawn tractors nationwide from November 2000 through January 2003 for between
$800 and $1,500.
Consumers should stop using these lawn tractors
immediately and contact the nearest Murray Service Dealer for a free replacement
fuel tank. For more information, consumers should contact Murray at (800)
876-1634 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.