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March 21, 2002

Dixon Has Recalled Riding Lawn Mowers

Coffeyville KS (SafetyAlerts) - Dixon Industries Inc. has recalled about 28,000 riding lawn mowers. The fuel tanks on these mowers can crack and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard and risk of burn injuries to consumers.

Dixon has received about 532 reports of fuel leaking from these mowers. There are no reports of injuries or property damage, other than minor lawn damage.

The recall includes the following model Dixon ZTR riding mowers, which are blue, with the serial numbers in the following ranges:
 

Dixon ZTR
Serial Number Range
Model 2301 2555 through 3100
Models 3303 and 3304 54241 through 66276
Model 3014 14116 through 23741
Model 4421 88987 through 89316
Models 5020, 5022, 5023, 5503 2118 through 6575
Models 5017, 5423, 5424, 5425 4580 through 5835
Model 5502 8484 through 8547
Model 5601 2103 through 2116
Classic Series 97579 through 97798 or
97844 through 97883


The model numbers are located on the body of the mower near the bottom of the seat, or on both sides of the front of the body above the wheels. The serial numbers are located on the left rear corner of the riding mowers, behind the engine. The name "DIXON" is on the front of the mowers.

Dixon dealers sold these mowers nationwide at various time periods from July 1997 through March 2002 for between $2,500 and $7,400.

Consumers should stop using these mowers immediately and contact their nearest Dixon dealer for free installation of a replacement fuel tank. For more information, consumers should contact Dixon at (877) 288- 6673 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.dixon-ztr.com
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During 2000 there were over
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