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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
Firm's Hotline: (866) 821-9208
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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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
Scag Power Equipment, of Mayville, Wis.
Fuel can leak out of the carburetor, posing a risk of fire and burn 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.
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.
||4910001-4910004; 5810001-5810310; 6570001-6570250
||5880001-5880511; 6580001-6580550; 7630001-7630875; 8400001-8404750
||4920001-4920002; 5890001-5890561; 6600001-6601150; 7650001-7650975; 8420001-8420342
||5910001-5910571; 6620001-6620900; 7670001-7671298; 8430001-8430600
Authorized Scag Power equipment dealers nationwide from November 1999 through July 2003 for between $5,000 and $8,000.
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.
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