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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

December 6, 2004
Alert #05-520

CPSC, Exmark Announce Recall of Lazer Z Zero Turn Radius Riding Lawn Mowers

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Lazer Z EFI zero turn radius riding lawn mowers

Units: 1,215

Manufacturer: Exmark Manufacturing of Beatrice, Nebraska

Hazard: Due to the location of the fuel line on the Lazer Z EFI riding mowers a hole can develop resulting in a fuel leak that could present a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: No reports of injury or property damage.

Description: The 2004 Model Lazer Z zero-turn (ZRT) riding mowers with 60-inch and 72-inch decks are equipped with electric fuel injection engines as follows:

Model Serial Range Description Suggested
Retail Price
LZ28KC604 440000-500539 28HP ZRT w/60" deck $11,099
LZ28KC724 440000-500612 28HP ZRT w/72" deck $11,432

All products are equipped with a foldable roll-over protection bar. The model and serial number decal can be found on the frame below the seat.

Sold at: Authorized Exmark dealers sold these riding lawn mowers nationwide from July 2003 to September 2004.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these Exmark riding mowers and contact their local Authorized Exmark Service Dealer to schedule a time to install a free replacement fuel line. For more information, contact Exmark at (800) 479-8379 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm's web site at

Exmark has notified registered owners directly.

Picture of Recalled Riding Lawn Mowers

Picture of Recalled Riding Lawn Mowers