Recall of Husqvarna Lawn Tractors

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    December 6, 2004
    Release #05-061
    Firm's Hotline: (800) 448-7543
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact:(301) 504-7908

    CPSC, Electrolux Home Products Inc. Announce Recall of Husqvarna Lawn
    Tractors

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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: Husqvarna Lawn Tractors

    Units: 5,280

    Manufacturer: Electrolux Home Products Inc., of Orangeburg, S.C.

    Hazard: These lawn tractors can develop abrasions on the fuel tank
    because of the fuel line clamp's location. This can result in a fuel
    tank leak, which could pose a fire hazard to consumers.

    Incidents/Injuries: Husqvarna has received four reports of fuel tanks
    leaking. There have been no reports of fire or property damage.

    Description: These Husqvarna 18.5 horsepower, hydrostatic transmission,
    42-inch cutting deck, lawn tractors are gasoline-powered and are
    designed for residential use. The recall involves models LTH18542A and
    LTH18542B and includes all serial numbers. The model plate with the
    model number information is found under the seat.

    Sold at: Husqvarna dealers and distributors nationwide from November
    2003 through July 2004 for about $1,500.

    Manufactured in: United States

    Remedy: Consumers who have one of the recalled lawn tractors should
    contact an authorized Husqvarna service provider in your area, which
    will provide a free repair.

    Consumer Contact: For more information or to locate a Husqvarna dealer,
    call Husqvarna at (800) 448-7543 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday
    through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.usa.husqvarna.com

    View this recall online at:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05061.html
     

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