Kubota Recalls Riding Mowers Due to Fire Hazard

Kubota Recalls Riding Mowers Due to Fire Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Kubota Riding Mowers

Units: About 6,100

Manufacturer: Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp., of Gainesville, Ga.

Hazard: The fuel hose clamp can detach from the fuel filter and allow gas to leak out, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The Kubota Riding Mowers are bright orange, have 48-inch, 54-inch, or 60-inch wide mower decks and have KUBOTA stamped on either the sides of the front engine cover, or on the right side behind the drivers seat. The serial number is located on the left front frame for T series models and the right front frame for GR and ZG series models. This recall involves Kubota Riding Mowers with the following model numbers and serial number ranges.

Sold at: Authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from April 2010 through April 2011 for between $3,600 and $11,500.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled riding mowers and contact Kubota to schedule a free inspection and repair. Kubota is directly contacting consumers who purchased the riding mowers.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Kubota at (800) 752-0290 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms website at www.kubota.com

Sep 23, 2011 | Category: CPSC Child Product Recalls | Comments: none