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Rustic Goat
12-09-2004, 01:48 PM
CPSC, Scag Power Equipment Announce Recall of Tiger Cub Lawn Tractors

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturers named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Scag Tiger Cub Riding Lawn Tractors
Units: About 16,000
Manufacturer: Scag Power Equipment, of Mayville, Wis.

Hazard: Fuel can leak out of the carburetor, posing a risk of fire and burn injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: Scag is aware of 20 incidents, all of which involved fires and damage to tractors. Two consumers received minor burn injuries to their hands as a result of trying to put out fires involving these lawn tractors.

Description: The recalled zero-turn-radius riding lawn tractors are "Cat's Eye Gold" with black trim, and have a vinyl seat. The body of the tractor has "Scag Tiger Cub" written in red on the side and front of the tractor. The following model and serial numbers can be found under the seat, next to the hydraulic pump on the right hand side.

Model Number: STC40-17KA Serial Number: 4910001-4910004; 5810001-5810310; 6570001-6570250

Model Number: STC48-19KA Serial Number: 5870001-5870071

Model Number: STC48A-19KA Serial Number: 5880001-5880511; 6580001-6580550; 7630001-7630875; 8400001-8404750

Model Number: STC48-21KA Serial Number: 5820001-5820050

Model Number: STC48A-21KA Serial Number: 4920001-4920002; 5890001-5890561; 6600001-6601150; 7650001-7650975; 8420001-8420342

Model Number: STC52A-21KA Serial Number: 5900001-5900117; 6610001-6610150

Model Number: STC52A-23KA Serial Number: 5910001-5910571; 6620001-6620900; 7670001-7671298; 8430001-8430600

Model Number: STC61A-25KA Serial Number: 8440001-8441794

Sold at: Authorized Scag Power equipment dealers nationwide from November 1999 through July 2003 for between $5,000 and $8,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these tractors immediately and contact a Scag Equipment dealer for a free repair. The company is directly notifying those consumers who completed and returned warranty cards.

Consumer Contact: For information on locating a dealer near you, contact Scag Equipment Customer Service toll-free at (866) 821-9208 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday.

View this recall online at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05060.html

bugspit
12-09-2004, 10:40 PM
I'm surprised the motor type is not mentioned?

Thanks for the heads up though, I'll have to check my numbers.

grass_cuttin_fool
12-09-2004, 10:56 PM
I think the KA designation is for kawasaki,
I have the kohler and the code is kc. Oddly exmark has a recall on kohler but not kawasaki. I would of thought if it was a carb issue then it would of been for all the makes with that engine

green acres lawns
12-10-2004, 01:31 AM
My tiger cub has the 24 hp honda. The recall is for kawasaki's only.

TomB
12-10-2004, 09:04 AM
Old news!!!!