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Old 03-22-2002, 08:47 PM
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Recall Information may be redundant - Dixon, Exmark, Toro

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For Immediate Release
March 21, 2002
Release # 02-124
CPSC Media Contact: Yolanda Fultz-Morris (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1219 Dixon Recall Hotline: (877) 288-6673

CPSC, Dixon Industries Inc. Announce Recall of Riding Lawn Mowers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC), Dixon Industries Inc., of Coffeyville Kan., is recalling about 28,000 riding lawn mowers. The fuel tanks on these mowers can crack and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard and risk of burn injuries to consumers.

Dixon has received about 532 reports of fuel leaking from these mowers. There are no reports of injuries or property damage, other than minor lawn damage.

The recall includes the following model Dixon ZTR riding mowers, which are blue, with the serial numbers in the following ranges:

Model 2301 - 2555 through 3100
Models 3303 and 3304 - 54241 through 66276
Model 3014 - 14116 through 23741
Model 4421 - 88987 through 89316
Models 5020, 5022, 5023, 5503 - 2118 through 6575
Models 5017, 5423, 5424, 5425 - 4580 through 5835
Model 5502 - 8484 through 8547
Model 5601 - 2103 through 2116
Classic Series - 97579 through 97798 or
97844 through 97883

The model numbers are located on the body of the mower near the bottom of the seat, or on both sides of the front of the body above the wheels. The serial numbers are located on the left rear corner of the riding mowers, behind the engine. The name "DIXON" is on the front of the mowers.

Dixon dealers sold these mowers nationwide at various time periods from July 1997 through March 2002 for between $2,500 and $7,400.

Consumers should stop using these mowers immediately and contact their nearest Dixon dealer for free installation of a replacement fuel tank. For more information, consumers should contact Dixon at (877) 288-

6673 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.dixon-ztr.com

To see a picture of the recalled product(s) and/or to establish a link from your web site to this press release on CPSC's web site, link to the following
address: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02124.html

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For Immediate Release
March 21, 2002
Release # 02-125
CPSC Media Contact: Yolanda Fultz-Morris (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1219 Toro Recall Hotline: (800) 225-0578

CPSC, The Toro Company Announce Recall of Riding Mowers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Toro Company, of Bloomington, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 13,000 Toro-brand commercial-grade riding mowers. The riding mower's exhaust system can ignite fuel vapors from spilled fuel if the engine backfires.

Toro has received 10 reports of fires caused when these mowers backfired and ignited nearby fuel vapors. One serious burn injury was reported. Property damage was limited to varying degrees of damage to the mowers.

The recall includes Toro-brand Zmaster Z100 series riding mowers. They are red, equipped with 17 to 23 horsepower engines and have mowing decks from 44 to 52 inches. The mowers have independently controlled rear-drive wheels, front casters, and a centrally mounted mowing deck. The brand and model names (Toro Zmaster) appear on the front of the mower.

Toro dealers nationwide sold these riding mowers between January 1998 and December 2001 for between $6,000 and $7,300.

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled mowers and contact Toro or their local Toro dealer to determine if their riding mower's model numbers and serial numbers are included in the recall. The

model and serial number are located on a decal located on the right side

of the operating console below the seat. If needed, the dealer will schedule a repair of the riding mower's exhaust system. For more information, contact Toro at (800) 225-0578 anytime or visit the firm's web site at www.Toro.com

Some of these riding mowers previously were recalled in March 2001. Even if consumers previously had their riding mower repaired, they

need to contact Toro for this additional repair.

Toro Timecutter Z and Wheel Horse residential duty riding mowers are not part of this recall.

To see a picture of the recalled product(s) and/or to establish a link from your web site to this press release on CPSC's web site, link to the following
address: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02125.html


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For Immediate Release
March 21, 2002
Release # 02-126
CPSC Media Contact: Yolanda Fultz-Morris (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1219 Exmark Recall Hotline: (800) 479-8379

CPSC, Exmark Manufacturing Announce Recall of Riding Mowers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Exmark Manufacturing, of Beatrice, Neb., is voluntarily recalling about 21,000 Exmark-brand commercial-grade riding mowers. The riding mower's exhaust system can ignite fuel vapors from spilled fuel if the engine backfires.

Exmark has received 15 reports of fires caused when these mowers backfired and ignited nearby fuel vapors. At least one serious burn injury was reported, and two other users reported minor burns. Property damage has varied from minor damage to the machine itself to several thousand dollars damage to other mowing equipment stored nearby.

The recall includes Exmark-brand Lazer Z HP series riding mowers, which are red. They are equipped with 17 to 23 horsepower engines and have mowing decks from 44 to 52 inches. The mowers have independently controlled rear-drive wheels, front casters, and a centrally mounted mowing deck. The brand and series names (Exmark Lazer Z HP) appear on the front of the mower.

Exmark dealers nationwide sold these riding mowers between January 1998 and December 2001 for between $6,000 and $7,300.
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled mowers and contact Exmark or their local Exmark dealer to determine if their riding

mower's model numbers and serial numbers are included in the recall. The

model and serial numbers are visible from the right side of the unit. They are located on a decal on the right side of the controls console. If needed, the dealer will schedule a repair of the riding mower's exhaust system. For more information, contact Exmark at (800) 479-8379 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or write an email to

service@exmark.com. Consumers also can go to the firm's web site at www.exmark.com

Some of these riding mowers previously were recalled in February 2001. Even if consumers previously had their riding mower repaired, they

need to contact Exmark for this additional repair.

To see a picture of the recalled product(s) and/or to establish a link from your web site to this press release on CPSC's web site, link to the following
address: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02126.html
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