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NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

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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

WASHINGTON, 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:

405014X92 405015X92 40508X92 425007X92 42515X92
42516X92 425302X92 425303X92 425614X92 42576X92
465305X92 465603X92 46581X92 425605X692 465606X692
525607X692 405002X8 425003X8 425008X8 425009X8
42544X8 38560X181 42583X6 465616X6 40541
465617 40541X99 425611X99 465612X99 465615X99
465622X99 425003X71 465619X71 465620X71


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.

Picture of Recalled Riding Lawn Tractor