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Safety Alert

Country Home Products Recalls Field & Brush Mowers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

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: Field & brush mowers

Hazard: 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.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Country Home Products toll-free at 877-271-5677 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at tbmrecall@chp.com or online at www.DRPower.com and click on "Product Recalls" at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units: About 830

Description: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 10 reports of fires, including one report of a burn injury to a consumer's hand.

Remedy: 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.

Batteries previously identified as not affected by the June 2016 recall could be included in this expanded announcement. Consumers are urged to recheck their batteries.

Sold at: Country Home Products catalog, website and authorized independent DR dealers nationwide from October 2015 through July 2016 for about $3,600.

Manufacturer: Country Home Products Inc., of Vergennes, Vt.

Manufactured in: USA