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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 23, 2004
Release # 04-102
Firm's Hotline: (800) 316-1073
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Murray Inc. Announce Recall of Lawn Tractors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Murray lawn tractors with remote-mounted fuel tanks

Units: 93,500

Manufacturer: Murray, Inc., of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.

Hazard: The fuel tank can develop cracks allowing fuel to leak posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Murray has received two reports of fire and no reports of injury.

Description: These 40- and 42-inch-cut lawn tractors come with a 1.4 gallon remote fuel tank. They come in red and black or all black. The model number can be found on a nameplate located under the seat. The following model numbers are included in recall:

40507X8
40536X4
405618X81

42504X71
42504X99
42510

42512X99
42542X6
42543X6

425610X99
425612X99
42575X81

Sold at: Various lawn equipment retailers, including Home Depot, Central Tractor and the U.S. Army Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) nationwide from January 1997 through October 2002 for between $859 and $1,259.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using their lawn tractor immediately and contact a Murray Service Center with the model number to have a free replacement fuel tank installed on their mower.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should call Murray toll free at (800) 316-1073 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.murray.com

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