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Richard Martin
08-07-2002, 08:58 PM
CPSC, EXCEL INDUSTRIES INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF RIDING LAWN MOWERS


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Excel Industries Inc., of Hesston, Kan., is voluntarily recalling about 1,500 Hustler "FasTrak" riding lawn mowers. Excessive heat, vibrations and wear causes the fuel line to droop over time and rub against the transmission fan, causing the fuel line to be cut. This poses a fire hazard and a risk of burn injuries to consumers.

Excel has received two reports of incidents where gasoline leaks were discovered. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

This recall involves Hustler "FasTrak" riding mowers with 44- and 52-inch decks. The riding mowers are yellow and black with the "FasTrak" logo printed on both sides. The model and serial number of the mower can be found on an identification plate on the left side of the frame in front of the fuel tank, below the operator's platform.

Model Number
Serial Number

926501
P01107001 to P01107003 and 01127001 to 02057338

926519
01127008 to 02057218

926527
02027112

926592
01117001 to 02057263

926600
02027111 to 02057243

926774
02047277 to 02057128




Authorized Hustler dealers sold these riding mowers nationwide from November 2001 through May 2002 for between $4,700 and $5,500.

Consumers should stop using these recalled riding mowers immediately and contact their local Hustler dealer to determine if their mower is included in the recall. The dealer will reroute the fuel line and replace it if necessary. To locate an authorized Hustler dealer, consumers can call (800) 395-4757 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers also can visit Excel's web site at www.excelhustler.com

mowerconsultant
08-07-2002, 09:12 PM
Please note:
This is a residential machine.
The FasTrak is not a commercial unit.
This recall is only for the FasTrak.
Customers with the Hustler Z and Super Z need not worry this recall does not affect them.

Any FasTrak owners reading this should check there serial number, and contact Excel Industries (Hustler Turf Equipment) if necessary ASAP.

Tony Harrell
08-08-2002, 06:23 AM
Hustler seems to be on top of it. How many times have corporations been derelict in fixing a potential safety problem. Bravo for Hustler!