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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 #05-061
Firm's Hotline: (800) 448-7543
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact:(301) 504-7908

CPSC, Electrolux Home Products Inc. Announce Recall of Husqvarna 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: Husqvarna Lawn Tractors

Units: 5,280

Manufacturer: Electrolux Home Products Inc., of Orangeburg, S.C.

Hazard: These lawn tractors can develop abrasions on the fuel tank because of the fuel line clamp's location. This can result in a fuel tank leak, which could pose a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Husqvarna has received four reports of fuel tanks leaking. There have been no reports of fire or property damage.

Description: These Husqvarna 18.5 horsepower, hydrostatic transmission, 42-inch cutting deck, lawn tractors are gasoline-powered and are designed for residential use. The recall involves models LTH18542A and LTH18542B and includes all serial numbers. The model plate with the model number information is found under the seat.

Sold at: Husqvarna dealers and distributors nationwide from November 2003 through July 2004 for about $1,500.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers who have one of the recalled lawn tractors should contact an authorized Husqvarna service provider in your area, which will provide a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information or to locate a Husqvarna dealer, call Husqvarna at (800) 448-7543 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.usa.husqvarna.com .

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