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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.

Brentwood, TN (SafetyAlerts) - 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 to consumers.

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 Consumers with Craftsman rear-engine mowers should contact Sears toll-free at (800) 659-7026 anytime.

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