Husqvarna Outdoor Products Inc. Recalls Lawn Tractors for Fire Hazard

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  1. greasy_gun

    greasy_gun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 334

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

    Name of Product: Lawn Tractors

    Units: About 174,000

    Manufacturer: Husqvarna Outdoor Products Inc., of Augusta, Ga., formerly
    known as Electrolux Outdoor Products Inc.

    Hazard: The fuel line on these lawn tractors can separate from the fuel
    tank outlet. If this occurs, fuel will spill out, posing a fire hazard.

    Incidents/Injuries: : Husqvarna Outdoor Products Inc. received 886
    reports of fuel lines that separated from the fuel tank outlet and 16
    reports of fires related to this issue. There are three reports of minor
    personal injury.

    Description: The lawn tractors were sold under the Husqvarna, Craftsman,
    Poulan Pro, Poulan, Weed Eater, Southern States and Murray brand names.
    Recalled tractors' product, model and serial numbers are listed in the
    chart below. To determine if a tractor is included in the recall, check
    the lawn tractors' product, model and serial numbers, located on a label
    under the seat of the tractor.

    Sold at: Home centers, retailers, hardware stores and dealers nationwide
    from September 2005 through June 2006 for between $820 and $1,500.

    Manufactured In: Orangeburg, S.C.

    Remedy: Consumers with recalled tractors should immediately stop using
    the tractor and contact the applicable firm listed in below chart to
    schedule a free repair.

    Consumer Contact: For more information, call Husqvarna Outdoor Products
    Inc. toll-free at (866) 284-8872 or visit their Web site at Consumers with Craftsman-brand tractors should call
    (800) 659-5917. Consumers with Poulan Pro, Poulan, Weed Eater, Southern
    States or Murray brand tractors should call toll-free at (866) 284-8872.

    Brand Product Number Model Number
    Serial Number Range Service
    Craftsman(r) NA

    917.27663 120905-X00XXXX

    917.27618 through 061606-X00XXXX
    (800) 659-5917

    Monday through Saturday

    between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET.

    917.27639 090905-X00XXXX

    917.27640 through 062206-X00XXXX



    Husqvarna(r) 960430003 00 YT1942T

    through 061606-X00XXXX (866) 721-6091

    Monday through Friday

    between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
    960130019 00 LT16542

    through 062206-


    Poulan(r) 960420026 00 C20H42YT

    through 061606-X00XXXX (866) 284-8872

    Monday through Friday

    between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
    960120043 00 PO12538LT
    960120044 00 PB1638LT
    960120044 01 PB1638LT
    960120044 02 PB1638LT
    960120045 00 PB1842LT
    through 062206-X00XXXX
    960120045 01 PB1842LT
    960120053 00 PB185H42LT
    960170004 00 PB18H42LT

    Poulan Pro(r) 960420020 00 PB19H42YT
    960420008 00 PB20H42YT
    960420009 00 PK20H42YT
    through 061606-X00XXXX (866) 284-8872
    960420016 00 XT19H42YT
    Monday through Friday

    between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
    960160013 00 HD17542
    960160013 01 HD17542
    960120060 00 XT185H42LT
    through 062206-X00XXXX

    Southern States 960420011 00 SO20H42YT

    through 061606-X00XXXX (866) 284-8872

    Monday through Friday

    between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
    960120054 00 SO1638LT
    960120055 00 SO17542LT
    960120057 01 SO19H42LT
    through 062206-X00XXXX

    Weed Eater(r) 960160014 00
    960160014 02 HD13538

    through 062206-X00XXXX (866) 284-8872

    Monday through Friday

    between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET

    To view this press release online, please visit our website at:
  2. ThirdDay

    ThirdDay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    No offense but.......who cares??

    Landscapers don't use Husky tractors.....atleast I hope they don't!
  3. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    i think it's good info, home owners also view theese web sites.
  4. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    You have stolen my thunder !!!!:clapping: :usflag:

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