CPSC: Hydro-Gear Recalls Lawn Tractors for Crash Hazards

03/13/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Sullivan, IL — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Hydro-Gear Limited Partnership have voluntarily recalled lawn tractors for crash hazards the lawn equipment poses to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on March 13, 2012.

The law tractors were recalled after discovering that a drive gear in the tractor’s hydrostatic transaxle can fail and result in brake failure, which poses a crash hazard to consumers.

“This recall involves Cub Cadet, MTD Gold and Troy-Bilt lawn tractors sold with Hydro-Gear model 618-0319 and 618-04270B transaxles. Cub Cadet and Troy-Bilt tractors included in this recall have dates of manufacture (DOM) ranging from December 2010 through March 2011. The DOM can be found on a label on the underside of the seat. MTD Gold can be identified by serial numbers starting with 1L15 or 1L16. Affected transaxles have serial numbers with the first four digits ranging between 0333 and 0348. Transaxle model and serial numbers are printed on a label on the transaxle,” the CPSC reported.

For a full list of transaxles involved in this recall, please visit: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12132.html

Consumers are advised to contact Hydro-Gear for instructions on how to receive a repair from an authorized service provider.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Hydro-Gear at (888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.cubcadet.com, www.troybilt.com or www.MTDproducts.com. Consumers can also visit Hydro-Gear’s website at www.hydro-gear.com.

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