Recall: Field & brush mowers
On 2017-01-25, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Field & brush mowers due to a potential Fire and Burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2015 for about $3600.
About 800 units are involved in this Country Home Products Inc., of Vergennes, Vt. brush mowers recall. Instance(s) of injuries 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 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls,
involving about 700,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The fuel tank valve can malfunction and cause the fuel tank to expand and gasoline liquid or vapors to be unexpectedly released, posing fire and burn hazards.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Pro-XL-44 model of the DR brand tow-behind field and brush mower manufactured by Country Home Products. The mowers are towed behind a riding mower or ATV to clear acres of thick grass and brush. The recalled mowers have an electric start 20 HP Briggs & Stratton engine and a serial number between TB21001001 -TB21002555. The recalled mowers are black and orange and have two blades and four wheels and are 44 inches wide. There is a large label below the machine's fuel tank that with "DR Field and Brush Mower" printed on it and a round DR logo is in the right hand corner. The serial number is printed on the rear right corner of the frame near the engine control panel.
These items were sold new+ at Country Home Products catalog, website and authorized independent DR dealers nationwide from October 2015 through July 2016 for about $3,600.
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 Country Home Products to schedule a free repair from a dealer. Country Home Products is sending a repair kit to all registered owners.
Country Home Products toll-free at 877-271-5677 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com or online at www.DRPower.com and click on "Product Recalls" at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 10 reports of fires, including one report of a burn injury to a consumer's hand.
+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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