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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, DC 20207
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|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CONTACT: Ken Giles|
|July 29, 1999
|Release # 99-150|
CPSC, WCI Outdoor Products, Inc. Announce Recall to Repair Ranch King
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC), WCI Outdoor Products, Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio, is
recalling for repair about 1,600 Ranch King tractors. The fuel line on these
tractors can be misrouted near the ground drive belt or steering gears, which
can result in it becoming damaged or cut, and allowing gasoline to spill. This
poses a risk of fire and burn injuries to consumers.
Products, Inc. has received one report of a minor fire and two reports of
damaged fuel lines. No injuries have been reported.
There are two models
of the tractors being recalled. There are more than 1,500 Ranch King 18.5 HP
tractors being recalled, with the manufacturer's ID: RK185H46A. There are more
than 150 Ranch King Pro 20 HP tractors being recalled, with the manufacturer's
ID: RK20H46A. The recalled tractors' serial number ranges are listed below:
|18.5 HP Tractors
||20 HP Tractors|
|022399D 001802 - 022399D 002071
032299D 002072 -
032499D 002702 - 032499D 003331
|022399D 001602 - 022399D
The serial number and
manufacturer's ID are on a label affixed to the fender, under the seat.
"American Yard Products Inc." also is written on this label. These hydrostatic
drive tractors were sold with a 46-inch mower deck. "Ranch King" or "Ranch King
Pro" are written on the sides of these tractors.
Quality Farm & Fleet
stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia,
Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia and Tennessee sold these tractors exclusively. They
were sold from February 23, 1999 through May 28, 1999 for $1,399 or $1,699,
depending on the model purchased.
Consumers should stop using these
tractors immediately. Consumers should call WCI Outdoor Products, Inc. to
determine if their tractor is part of this recall, and to arrange for a free
repair if needed. For more information, call WCI Outdoor Products, Inc. at (888)
677 2995 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday. Consumers should
have the manufacturer's ID and the serial number of their tractor available when