Recall: Cub Cadet 2011 Commercial Zero Turn Mowers
On 2013-04-29, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Cub Cadet 2011 Commercial Zero Turn Mowers due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2011 for about $7700 to $18700.
About 2,000 units are involved in this MTD mower recall. Instance(s) of fires have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Riding Mowers & Yard Tractors category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls,
involving about 900,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 848-6038
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What is the problem?
Fuel can leak from the vent valve grommet on top of the fuel tank during operation, posing a risk of fire.
Instance(s) of fires have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves eight 2011 model Cub Cadet commercial zero turn lawn mowers. Models included in the recall are: M54-KH, M60-KH, M60-KW, M72-KW, S6031-KW, S7237-KW, TANK L48 and TANK L60.¬† Mowers included in the recall were manufactured between January 2011 and December 2011. A label located on the frame under the foot rest lists the model number and the month and year date of manufacture (DOM).
These items were sold new+ at Independent Cub Cadet dealers nationwide from January 2011 through January 2013 for between $7,700 and $18,700.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact an authorized Cub Cadet service dealer for a free repair.¬†Cub Cadet is contacting its customers directly.
Cub Cadet; toll-free at (888)848-6038, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Saturday, or online at www.cubcadet.com and click on "Product Recalls" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Cub Cadet has received 106 reports of fuel leaking or seeping from the top of the tank, including one report of a fire. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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