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NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued March 23, 2004
Revised December 1, 2005
Release # 04-103
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Murray Inc. Announce Recall of Lawn Mowers and Lawn Tractors

Note: Firm is out of business. Do not use this product. Please destroy or discard the product.

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 mowers, lawn tractors and garden tractors

Units: About 8,000

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

Hazard: Plastic components on these lawn mowers and lawn tractors can crack if they are struck by an object thrown from the blade. Objects can be ejected from the mower unexpectedly and could hit nearby consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall includes certain 20-, 21-, and 22-inch walk-behind lawn mowers; certain 30-inch mid-engine riding lawn mowers; certain 38-, 40-, 42-, and 46-inch lawn tractors; and certain 46-inch garden tractors. They are red, black or gray. "Murray" is written on the body of the mowers. The model number can be found on the unit's nameplate located under the seat of the lawn tractors and at the rear of the mower housing on the walk-behind mowers. The following model numbers are included in recall:

309029X92
387002X92
405000X8
425620X92

425001X8
425014X92
425015X92
461004X92

465306X8
201010X18
20112X92

218950X92
22265X8
223310X8

224110X8
225113X92
226111X92

Sold at: Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and Northern Tool nationwide from November 2003 through February 2004. The walk-behind mowers sold for between $99 and $368. The riding mowers sold for between $758 and $1,748.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using this productimmediately and discard or destroy it. The firm is out of business, and a remedyis no longer available.

Picture of Recalled Lawn Tractor

Picture of Recalled Lawn Tractor

Picture of Recalled Lawn Tractor