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NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

November 18, 2003
Alert #04-512

CPSC, Cub Cadet Corp. Announce Recall of Compact Tractors

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Cub Cadet Series 7000 Compact Tractors

Units: 2,000

Manufacturer: Cub Cadet LLC (Cub Cadet), of Cleveland, Ohio.

Hazard: The tractor's high/low shift lever could pop out of gear into neutral during operation on steep slopes with attachments, such as a back-hoe or front-end loader installed. This could result in the machine "free-wheeling" until the brake is applied or the transmission is re- engaged, posing a risk of the operator losing control of the tractor.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: Model number 7252, 7254, 7264, or 7304 is written on the hood of the tractor.

Sold At: Authorized Cub Cadet dealers nationwide from May 2002 through mid-October 2003 for between $10,000 and $14,300.

Manufactured In: U.S.A.

Remedy: Consumers should contact the Cub Cadet dealerships where the tractor was purchased to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Call Cub Cadet toll-free at (888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday .

picture of recalled tractor