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"Recall Alerts"

12-10-2001

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 Lawn-Boy, Inc. Announce Recall of Power Mowers


(1) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND LAWN-BOY, INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF POWER MOWERS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Lawn-Boy Inc., of Bloomington, Minnesota, is recalling about 90,000 Lawn-Boy power mowers. Stress cracks can develop in the mower's fuel tank, allowing gasoline to leak and posing a risk of fire and burn injuries.

The recalled Lawn-Boy SilverPro and GoldPro Series are walk-behind, 21- inch mowers powered by 2-cycle Duraforce engines. "Duraforce" is written on the top of the recoil starter. A decal on the right rear of the mower's housing has one of the following model numbers: 10247, 10252, 10323, 10324, 10424, 10550 or 10552. The decal also has a serial number starting with "21."

Consumers should call Lawn-Boy at (800) 444-8676 anytime, or go to the company's web site at www.lawnboy.com. The CPSC point of contact is Kim Dulic. The release number is 02-060, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183. The CPSC release can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02060.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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