Scag Power Equipment Announce Recall

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  1. greasy_gun

    greasy_gun LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 334

    December 6, 2004
    Release #05-060
    Firm's Hotline: (866) 821-9208
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact:(301) 504-7800

    CPSC, Scag Power Equipment Announce Recall of Tiger Cub 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: 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;

    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;

    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

    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

    View this recall online at:
  2. tx_angler

    tx_angler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

    Damn - My machine is on the list - at least this came at the slow time of the year! :(
  3. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,016

    Thanks for the post, we have two Scag Tiger cubs one is an 2003 and the other is a 2004. The 2003 is on the list, at least it happened at the slow time of the year.
  4. captaingreen

    captaingreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 471

    Now I'm even more happy about going for the 24 hp Honda on my Tiger Cub, otherwise I'd be making a trip to the dealer. That sucks about the guys who were burn't.
  5. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    Which engine is leaking gas? Let me guess, the Kawasaki's.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    shoulda had a grasshopper
  7. greasy_gun

    greasy_gun LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 334

    Happy to pass info along,especially safety issues!
  8. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,640

    Totally! :cool:
  9. greasy_gun

    greasy_gun LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 334

  10. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,432

    My scag is already away in storage but im pretty sure its gonna be on the list im gonna have to check it out.

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