In a news release Wednesday, Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp. announced, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the voluntary recall of approximately 6,100 riding mowers due to a fire hazard.
Subject to recall are riding mowers that were sold at authorized Kubota dealers from April 2010 through April 2011. The riding mowers were sold nationwide for between $3,600 and $11,500. The fuel hose clamp of the recalled mowers can detach from the fuel filter, allowing gas to leak out and posing a fire hazard. No injuries have been reported in connection with the defect.
The mowers affected by the recall have 48-inch, 54-inch, or 60-inch wide mower decks. They are bright orange and have "Kubota" on the right side of the diver's seat and both sides of the front engine cover.
Consumers are urged to stop using the affected riding mowers immediately and arrange for free inspection and repair of the mower by contacting Jubota.
Recalled riding mower models and serial numbers:
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As a Sumter personal injury lawyer , consumer safety is something that I am very aware of; I hope that no one was harmed by using the defective riding mower. Because of my experience as a Sumter personal injury attorney , I know that the effects of a faulty product can range from inconvenience and frustration to injury and sometimes death. I encourage anyone who has one of the recalled mowers to arrange for inspection and repair of the mower as soon as possible.