March 5, 2002
Updated: June 4, 2002
Murray Has Recalled Riding Lawn Mowers
Recall Update: Murray
Has New Replacement Tank for Their Mower
Murray has stopped shipment of the replacement tanks for the recalled mower
because the tanks did not meet Murray's quality specifications. The new part
was reissued after being approved by the CPSC. Consumers should contact
their dealer to make sure they have received the latest replacement part.
- Murray Inc.
has recalled about
89,500 rear-engine riding lawn mowers and about 6,200 mid-engine riding
mowers. The fuel tank can crack and leak fuel, posing a burn or fire hazard
Murray has received 950 reports of fuel tanks leaking. These leaks resulted
in six reports of fires including one report of minor burns.
Rear-Engine Riding Mowers
The recalled riding lawn mowers have 30" cutting decks. The mowers were sold
under Murray, Murray Select, Craftsman and Wizard brand names. The brand
name is printed on the front or side of the mowers. Model numbers can be
found under the seat or on a nameplate on the rear of the mower. Models
included in this recall include:
30560 30560x5 30560x60 30560x99
30565 30575x7 30575x8 30575x31
30577x7 30577x8 30577x31 502.251250
502.256210 502.256220 502.270210 502.270211
536.270212 MOM6115A59 MOM6115A89
Department and hardware stores, including Sears, Western Auto and Home
Depot, sold the riding mowers nationwide from January 1995 through January
2002 for between $700 and $1,200.
Mid-Engine Riding Mowers
The recalled mid-engine riding mowers have 30" cutting decks and the brand
names "Murray" and "Yard King" printed on the front. A nameplate under the
seat of the mower displays the model number. Models involved in this recall
are 309005X10, 309304X8 and 309306X89.
Department and hardware stores including Home Depot and Western Auto, sold
the mid-engine mowers nationwide from February 2001 through January 2002 for
between $800 and $950.
Consumers should stop using these riding mowers immediately and contact
their nearest Murray Service Dealer for a free replacement fuel tank. For
more information, consumers should contact Murray toll-free at (800)
246-5896 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit
the firm's web site at www.murray.com. Consumers with Craftsman rear-engine
mowers should contact Sears toll-free at (800) 659-7026 anytime.