December 11, 2001
Lawn-Boy Recalls Power Mowers
- Lawn-Boy Inc.
has recalled 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.