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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 11, 2001
Release # 02-059
Tractor Recall Hotline: (888) 848-6038|
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
CPSC, Cub Cadet Corp. Announce Recall of Garden Tractors
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC), Cub Cadet Corp., of Cleveland, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling
about 6,000 garden tractors. The tractor's rear wheel can loosen and spin free
on its axle, resulting in a loss of power to the wheel and brake, which poses
the risk of injury to consumers.
Cub Cadet has received 44 reports of wheels loosening and spinning free on
the axle, though no injuries or property damage has been reported.
The recalled garden tractors have a 44-inch cutting deck, an 18 or 20-
horsepower engine, a yellow base, and a black seat and steering wheel. The
model name ("Cub Cadet") is printed in blue on the engine hood near the steering
wheel, and the model number (#3184) is printed in large numbers on the hood of
the tractor. The name "Cub Cadet Corporation" and the model number are also
printed on the model plate label affixed to the lower frame near the right front
Authorized Cub Cadet dealers nationwide sold the garden tractors from
October 1999 through November 2001 for about $6,000.
Consumers should stop using these garden tractors immediately and contact
the Cub Cadet dealership where the tractor was purchased to schedule a free
repair. For more information, consumers should call Cub Cadet toll-free at
(888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday