Recall: Cub Cadet riding lawn mowers
On 2011-04-13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Cub Cadet riding lawn mowers due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2011 for about $3600 to $7000.
About 4,000 units are involved in this MTD garden tractor recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 4th recall of products in the Riding Mowers & Yard Tractors category in 2011. Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls, involving about 600,000 product units. See other recalled Riding Mowers & Yard Tractors.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 848-6038
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What is the problem?
A fuel leak can occur near the rear mounting screws on the bottom of the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled 2011 Cub Cadet zero turn riding lawn mowers, intended for both commercial and private use, have yellow and black steel frames. They sold under the following brand names and model numbers:
|Model||Factory Model Numbers|
|Cub Cadet Z Force 48||17BF3AGV010|
|Cub Cadet Z Force 54||17BF3AGX010|
|Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 46||17AF5BHH010|
|Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 48||17AF5BHB010|
|Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 54||17AF5GHC010|
|Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 60||17AF5GHD010|
|Cub Cadet Z-Force Commercial 48||53AH5FJB050|
|Cub Cadet Z-Force Commercial 60||53AH5FJD050|
|Cub Cadet Tank L48||53AH8CTB050|
|Cub Cadet Tank L60||53AH8CTD050|
Model number, serial number and date of manufacturer are printed on a label located under the front of the driver's seat. The serial number range and date of manufacture (DOM) of affected mowers are 1A101ZXXXXX (DOM 01/2011) through 1C091ZXXXXX (DOM 03/2011). Date of manufacture appears on the label.
These items were sold new+ at Cub Cadet dealers nationwide from February 2011 through March 2011 for between $3,600 to $7,000.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the mowers and store them outside. Consumers should contact their local Cub Cadet dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair.
For more information, contact Cub Cadet toll-free at (888)848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.cubcadet.com
Incidents & Injuries
+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 in the CPSC recall announcement.
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