Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Cub Cadet Recalls Riding Lawn Mowers Due to Fire Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Cub Cadet riding lawn mowers

Units: About 4,300

Manufacturer: MTD Consumer Group Inc, of Cleveland, Ohio

Hazard: A fuel leak can occur near the rear mounting screws on the bottom of the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled 2011 Cub Cadet zero turn riding lawn mowers, intended for both commercial and private use, have yellow and black steel frames. They sold under the following brand names and model numbers:


Factory Model Numbers

Cub Cadet Z Force 48


Cub Cadet Z Force 54


Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 46


Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 48


Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 54


Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 60


Cub Cadet Z-Force Commercial 48


Cub Cadet Z-Force Commercial 60


Cub Cadet Tank L48


Cub Cadet Tank L60


Model number, serial number and date of manufacturer are printed on a label located under the front of the driver's seat. The serial number range and date of manufacture (DOM) of affected mowers are 1A101ZXXXXX (DOM 01/2011) through 1C091ZXXXXX (DOM 03/2011). Date of manufacture appears on the label.

Sold by: Cub Cadet dealers nationwide from February 2011 through March 2011 for between $3,600 to $7,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the mowers and store them outside. Consumers should contact their local Cub Cadet dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Cub Cadet toll-free at (888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.cubcadet.com