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Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Murray, Inc. Announce Recall of Riding Lawn Mowers
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Trudeau Corp. Announce Recall of Fondue Sets
CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND MURRAY, INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF RIDING LAWN MOWERS
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Murray Inc. of Brentwood, Tenn., is voluntarily recalling about 89,500 rear-engine riding lawn mowers and about 6,200 mid-engine riding mowers. The fuel tank can crack and leak fuel, posing a burn or fire hazard to consumers.
Murray has received 950 reports of fuel tanks leaking. These leaks resulted in six reports of fires including one report of minor burns. Rear-Engine Riding Mowers.
The brand name is printed on the front or side of the mowers. Model numbers can be found under the seat or on a nameplate on the rear of the mower. Models included in this recall include:
The recalled mid-engine riding mowers have 30" cutting decks and the brand names "Murray" and "Yard King" printed on the front. A nameplate under the seat of the mower displays the model number. Models involved in this recall are 309005X10, 309304X8 and 309306X89.
Consumers should contact their nearest Murray Service Dealer for a free replacement fuel tank. For more information, consumers should contact Murray toll-free at (800) 246-5896 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.murray.com. Consumers with Craftsman rear-engine mowers should contact Sears toll-free at (800) 659-7026 anytime.
The CPSC point of contact is Yolanda Fultz-Morris. The release number is 02-113, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1219. The CPSC release can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02113.html
CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND TRUDEAU CORP. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF FONDUE SETS
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Trudeau Corp., of Woodbridge, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling about 20,000 fondue sets. The plastic ring with handles that is attached to the upper rim of the fondue pot can crack during normal heating or cooling, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.
The recalled fondue pots are blue or white metal and have a black plastic ring that is attached to the upper rim of the fondue pot. The plastic ring includes two handles that allow for safe usage of the fondue pot. The fondue pot sits on a black, four-legged stand, which houses the burner. The fondue sets were sold under the brand names "Distinction by Trudeau" and "Trudeau Fondue Set."
Consumers can contact Trudeau at (800) 465-8909 anytime to receive a replacement fondue pot. Consumers also can visit the firm's website at www.trudeaucorp.com.
The CPSC point of contact is Yolanda Fultz-Morris. The release number is 02-114, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1219. The CPSC release can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02114.html.
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