About Duraforce Lawn-Boy GoldPro Power Mower
Recall Date: 12/11/2001
Lawn-Boy Recalls Power Mowers NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2001 Release # 02-060 Lawn-Boy Hotline: (800) 444-8676 CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058 CPSC, Lawn-Boy Inc. Announce Recall of Power Mowers WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lawn-Boy Inc., of Bloomington, Minn., is recalling about 90,000 Lawn-Boy power mowers. Stress cracks can develop in the mower’s fuel tank, allowing gasoline to leak and posing a risk of fire and burn injuries. Lawn-Boy received nearly 400 reports of fuel tanks on these mowers leaking, and one report of a fire. No injuries or property damage were reported. The recalled Lawn-Boy SilverPro and GoldPro Series are walk-behind, 21- inch mowers powered by 2-cycle Duraforce engines. “Duraforce” is written on the top of the recoil starter. A decal on the right rear of the mower’s housing has one of the following model numbers: 10247, 10252, 10323, 10324, 10424, 10550 or 10552. The decal also has a serial number starting with “21.” Lawn-Boy dealers, and department and home center stores sold these mowers from December 2000 through November 2001 for between $300 and $600. Consumers should stop using these recalled mowers immediately and contact Lawn-Boy to arrange for a free replacement fuel tank to be installed. To locate the nearest Lawn-Boy service dealer or for more information, consumers should call Lawn-Boy at (800) 444-8676 anytime, or go to the firm’s web site at www.lawnboy.com.
Category ID: 2027
- Fire & Fire-Related Burn