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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
December 6, 2004
Release #05-060
Firm's Hotline: (866) 821-9208
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact:(301) 504-7800

CPSC, Scag Power Equipment Announce Recall of Tiger Cub Lawn Tractors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturers named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Scag Tiger Cub Riding Lawn Tractors

Units: About 16,000

Manufacturer: Scag Power Equipment, of Mayville, Wis.

Hazard: Fuel can leak out of the carburetor, posing a risk of fire and burn injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: Scag is aware of 20 incidents, all of which involved fires and damage to tractors. Two consumers received minor burn injuries to their hands as a result of trying to put out fires involving these lawn tractors.

Description: The recalled zero-turn-radius riding lawn tractors are "Cat's Eye Gold" with black trim, and have a vinyl seat. The body of the tractor has "Scag Tiger Cub" written in red on the side and front of the tractor. The following model and serial numbers can be found under the seat, next to the hydraulic pump on the right hand side.

Model Numbers Serial Numbers
STC40-17KA 4910001-4910004; 5810001-5810310; 6570001-6570250
STC48-19KA 5870001-5870071
STC48A-19KA 5880001-5880511; 6580001-6580550; 7630001-7630875; 8400001-8404750
STC48-21KA 5820001-5820050
STC48A-21KA 4920001-4920002; 5890001-5890561; 6600001-6601150; 7650001-7650975; 8420001-8420342
STC52A-21KA 5900001-5900117; 6610001-6610150
STC52A-23KA 5910001-5910571; 6620001-6620900; 7670001-7671298; 8430001-8430600
STC61A-25KA 8440001-8441794


Sold at: Authorized Scag Power equipment dealers nationwide from November 1999 through July 2003 for between $5,000 and $8,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these tractors immediately and contact a Scag Equipment dealer for a free repair. The company is directly notifying those consumers who completed and returned warranty cards.

Consumer Contact: For information on locating a dealer near you, contact Scag Equipment Customer Service toll-free at (866) 821-9208 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday, or at the Scag Web site http://www.scag.com/recalls.html

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