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Husqvarna Recalls TuffTorq Yard Tractors Due to Loss of Braking Ability

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, 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.

TuffTorq Yard Tractors recalled.

TuffTorq Yard Tractors recalled.

Product Information

Name of Product: Husqvarna Yard Tractors with TuffTorq K46LD Transaxle

Units: About 1,600

Manufacturer: Husqvarna Professional Products Inc., of Charlotte, NC.

Hazard: The yard tractor’s transaxle can experience intermittent drive failure, posing a risk of reduced or lost braking ability.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves orange, Husqvarna yard tractors with TuffTorq K46LD transaxle. Yard tractors included in the recall have model numbers YTH23V42LS and YTH24V48LS and serial numbers ranging from 050110A001000 to 123110D999999. The first six digits of the serial number is a date code. Tractors included in the recall have a serial date range of May 1st, 2010 through December 31st, 2010. Model and serial information is located on an identification plate attached to the underside of the seat.

Sold at: Husqvarna authorized dealers nationwide from May 2010 through December 2010 for between $2,300 and $2,800.

Manufactured in: USA

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled yard tractors and contact Husqvarna to schedule a free repair at an authorized Husqvarna dealer.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Husqvarna toll-free at 877-257-6921 between 8:00am and 6:00pm ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website at www.husqvarna.us

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov

About The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: www.saferproducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 800-638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.


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