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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
|Lawn-Boy Hotline: (800) 444-8676 |
Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
CPSC, Lawn-Boy Inc. Announce Recall of Power Mowers
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lawn-Boy
Inc., of Bloomington, Minn., is recalling about 90,000 Lawn-Boy power mowers.
Stress cracks can develop in the mower's fuel tank, allowing gasoline to leak
and posing a risk of fire and burn injuries.
Lawn-Boy received nearly 400
reports of fuel tanks on these mowers leaking, and one report of a fire. No
injuries or property damage were reported.
The recalled Lawn-Boy
SilverPro and GoldPro Series are walk-behind, 21- inch mowers powered by 2-cycle
Duraforce engines. "Duraforce" is written on the top of the recoil starter. A
decal on the right rear of the mower's housing has one of the following model
numbers: 10247, 10252, 10323, 10324, 10424, 10550 or 10552. The decal also has a
serial number starting with "21."
Lawn-Boy dealers, and department and
home center stores sold these mowers from December 2000 through November 2001
for between $300 and $600.
Consumers should stop using these recalled
mowers immediately and contact Lawn-Boy to arrange for a free replacement fuel
tank to be installed. To locate the nearest Lawn-Boy service dealer or for more
information, consumers should call Lawn-Boy at (800) 444-8676 anytime, or go to
the firm's web site at http://www.lawnboy.com/recall2001.htm.