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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 20, 2000
|Tractor Recall Hotline: (888) 848-6038 |
Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301)
CPSC, White Outdoor Products Co. Announce Recall of Lawn and Garden
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC), White Outdoor Products Co., (a subsidiary of MTD
Products Inc.) of Cleveland, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 9,700 lawn and
garden tractors. The hood latch on these tractors can damage the fuel tank and
cause fuel to leak when the hood is raised and lowered, presenting a fire and
White Outdoor Products Co. has received one report of
the hood latch damaging the fuel tank. No reports of fuel leaks, fires or
injuries have been received.
The riding lawn and garden tractors involved
in the recall are year 2000 models, with 42, 46 or 50-inch mower decks, 16 to 25
horsepower engines and a foot pedal speed control. A blade can be attached to
the front of the tractor for use as a snowplow in winter. The tractors included
in this recall are red and gray two tone in color.
The model numbers
included in the recall are: 13A0616G190, 13AT606H190, 13AT616H190, 13AJ616H190,
14AJ816H190 and 14AZ816P190, manufactured between November 1, 1999 and August 8,
2000. White Outdoor Products Co. will help consumers identify if their tractor
is a part of the recall. Consumers will need to write down the tractors model
and serial numbers, which are located under the seat of the tractor.
White Outdoor Products Co. dealers nationwide sold the tractors from
November 1999 through December 2000 for between $1,600 and
Consumers should stop using the recalled tractors immediately and
contact White Outdoor Products Co. to verify their unit is part of the recall.
If recalled, consumers will receive a replacement hood latch and fuel tank
inspection instructions. White Outdoor Products Co. can be reached at (888)
848-6038 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
garden tractors that have a green "X" next to the model number are not included
in this recall.