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"Recall Alerts"

11-19-2001

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and WCI Outdoor Products recall Lawn Tractors


(1) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND WCI OUTDOOR PRODUCTS RECALL LAWN TRACTORS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and WCI Outdoor Products, of Cleveland, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 35,000 lawn tractors to replace their 2-gallon fuel tanks. The tank in the lawn tractor can crack and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard.

The recall involves lawn tractors sold under the brand names Poulan Pro, WEED EATER, Husqvarna and Jonsered. They have the manufacture ID number and serial date codes listed below, located under the tractor seat on the fender.

Brand
MFG ID Number
Serial Date
Service Repair Center
Poulan Pro PRPR1742ST(A)(B)(C)(D)
PR17H42ST(A)(B)(C)
PR18542ST(A)(B)(C)
PR185H42ST(C)(D)

Range
(MO/DA/YR)

11/07/00
through
08/21/01

(800) 849-1297
www.poulan.com
PR20H42ST(B)(C)(D)
PRK17G42ST(A)(B)
PRK17H42ST(A)(B)
(800) 358-1097
www.sears.com
WEED EATER S165H42(A)
(800) 849-1297
www.poulan.com
Husqvarana YTH1542(A)(B)(C)
YTH1746(A)(B)
Jonsered JNA1542(A)
JNA15H42(A)
(877) 693-7729

For more information, consumer can call WCI Outdoor Products, Inc.'s toll-free number at (866) 284-8872 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday.

The CPSC point of contact is Yolanda Fultz-Morris, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1219. The CPSC release can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02043.html.

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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