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Safety Alert

MTD Products Recalls Cub Cadet Commercial Lawn Mowers Due to Risk of Fire (Recall Alert)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Cub Cadet 2011 Commercial Zero Turn Mowers

Hazard: Fuel can leak from the vent valve grommet on top of the fuel tank during operation, posing a risk of fire.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Cub Cadet; toll-free at (888) 848-6038, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Saturday, or online at www.cubcadet.com and click on "Product Recalls" for more information.

Units: About 2,100

Description: This recall involves eight 2011 model Cub Cadet commercial zero turn lawn mowers. Models included in the recall are: M54-KH, M60-KH, M60-KW, M72-KW, S6031-KW, S7237-KW, TANK L48 and TANK L60. Mowers included in the recall were manufactured between January 2011 and December 2011. A label located on the frame under the foot rest lists the model number and the month and year date of manufacture (DOM).

Incidents/Injuries: Cub Cadet has received 106 reports of fuel leaking or seeping from the top of the tank, including one report of a fire. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact an authorized Cub Cadet service dealer for a free repair. Cub Cadet is contacting its customers directly.

Sold at: Independent Cub Cadet dealers nationwide from January 2011 through January 2013 for between $7,700 and $18,700., LLC of West Chester, Ohio

Manufacturer: MTD Products Inc, of Cleveland, Ohio

Manufactured in: United States