|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|July 8, 2009
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.Units:
Manufacturer: Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products N.A. Inc., of Augusta, Ga.
Hazard: The tractor's parking brake can fail posing a loss of control hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled Craftsman power lawn tractor is gray colored, has 19.5 HP engine, automatic drive, and a 42 inch cutting deck. The following model and serial numbers are included in the recall. The model and serial numbers are located on a model plate under the tractor's seat.
|Craftsman 917.289080||012709A001000 through 031209D999999|
Sold by: Sears and Kmart stores nationwide and on the Web at www.sears.com from January 2009 through April 2009 for about $1,200.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled tractors immediately and contact Sears for a free inspection at your home and, if necessary, a free repair of the parking brake cable. Sears is directly contacting consumers who purchased this product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sears at (800) 978-7615 between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Sear's Web site at www.sears.com