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NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

December 6, 2004 - Office of Information and Public Affairs--Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--December 6, 2004----Release #05-060
Firm’s Hotline: (866) 821-9208 -- CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 -- CPSC Media Contact:(301) 504-7800

CPSC, Scag Power Equipment Announce Recall of Tiger Cub Lawn Tractors


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturers named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Scag Tiger Cub Riding Lawn Tractors
Units: About 16,000
Manufacturer: Scag Power Equipment, of Mayville, Wi.
Hazard: Fuel can leak out of the carburetor, posing a risk of fire and burn injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: Scag is aware of 20 incidents, all of which involved fires and damage to tractors. Two consumers received minor burn injuries to their hands as a result of trying to put out fires involving these lawn tractors.

Description: The recalled zero-turn-radius riding lawn tractors are “Cat’s Eye Gold” with black trim, and have a vinyl seat. The body of the tractor has “Scag Tiger Cub” written in red on the side and front of the tractor. The following model and serial numbers can be found under the seat, next to the hydraulic pump on the right hand side.

Model Numbers: Serial Numbers

  • STC40-17KA: 4910001-4910004; 5810001-5810310; 6570001-6570250
  • STC48-19KA: 5870001-5870071
  • STC48A-19KA: 5880001-5880511; 6580001-6580550; 7630001-7630875; 8400001-8404750
  • STC48-21KA: 5820001-5820050
  • STC48A-21KA: 4920001-4920002; 5890001-5890561; 6600001-6601150; 7650001-7650975; 8420001-8420342
  • STC52A-21KA: 5900001-5900117; 6610001-6610150
  • STC52A-23KA: 5910001-5910571; 6620001-6620900; 7670001-7671298; 8430001-8430600
  • STC61A-25KA: 8440001-8441794

Picture of Recalled Tiger Cub Lawn Tractor

Sold at: Authorized Scag Power equipment dealers nationwide from November 1999 through July 2003 for between $5,000 and $8,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these tractors immediately and contact a Scag Equipment dealer for a free repair. The company is directly notifying those consumers who completed and returned warranty cards.
Consumer Contact: For information on locating a dealer near you, contact Scag Equipment Customer Service toll-free at (866) 821-9208 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday or at the Scag Web site at www.scag.com.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.asp. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

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