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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

February 13, 2003
Alert #03-522

CPSC, Exmark Recalls Lazer HP Riding Mowers

PRODUCT: Lawn Mowers - Exmark Manufacturing of Beatrice, Nebraska is voluntarily recalling about 1500 riding lawn mowers. The 20 horsepower mowers are as follows:

Model Serial Range Description
LHP4420KC 320,000-369,999 20 hp 44" cut zero-turn radius mower
LHP4820KC 320,000-369,999 20 hp 48" cut zero-turn radius mower
LHP5220KC 320,000-369,999 20 hp 52" cut zero-turn radius mower

The model and serial number can be found on an aluminum plate riveted to the unit chassis below and to the rear of the deck lift lever pivot point on the right side of the unit. Authorized Exmark dealers sold these mowers nationwide from August 2001 through August 2002, for between $6,600 and $7,000.

PROBLEM: The engines for these products had fuel lines that were too long and could possibly droop and come in contact with moving parts that can cut the fuel lines resulting in fuel leakage.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Exmark has received two reports of fuel leaks with no reports of fires or injuries.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using their lawn mowers until the fuel lines can be shortened. Registered owners should already have received a letter with enclosed instruction sheet and reply card for this modification. For a copy of an instruction sheet detailing the modification or for a free repair, contact your Exmark dealer or call Exmark at (800) 638-9788 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. No parts are necessary for this modification. If you have any questions, contact Exmark or visit the firm's web site at .

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