CPSC: Cub Cadet RZT SX EFI Zero-turn Riding Mowers
On 2018-10-24, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding Cub Cadet RZT SX EFI Zero-turn Riding Mowers due to a potential Fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2017 for about $3000 to $3500.
About 5,000 units are involved in this Cub Cadet riding mower recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 8th recall of products in the Riding Mowers & Yard Tractors category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 70 similar recalls,
involving about 900,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The fuel tank's neck can crack and cause fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Cub Cadet model year 2018 RZT SX EFI residential zero turn riding mowers. The yellow, four-wheel mower with steering wheel control is sold with a 42, 46 or 50-inch cutting deck. "Cub Cadet" is printed on the front and sides of the mower, and on the seat's backrest. "RZT SX" is printed below the seat. Models included in the recall are 17AWCBYS010, 17AWCBYZ010, 17RWCBYN010, 17RWCBYN210, 17RWCBYS010 and 17RWCBYZ010 and were manufactured between December 2017 and June 2018. The model number and manufacture date in MM/YYYY format can be found on a label located under the seat frame.
These items were sold new+ at Independent Cub Cadet dealers nationwide and online at www.PowerEquipmentDirect.com from December 2017 through August 2018 for between $3,000 and $3,500.
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, store them outside and contact an authorized Cub Cadet dealer or customer service representative to arrange for a free repair. Cub Cadet is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Cub Cadet toll-free at 888-848-6038 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or online www.cubcadet.com and click on "Product Recalls" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Cub Cadet has received 15 reports of the fuel tank's neck cracking. 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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