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August 6, 2002

MTD Products Has Recalled Grass Bags Used On Electric Lawn Mowers

Cleveland, OH (SafetyAlerts) -  MTD Products Inc. Has Recalled about 5,000 grass bag attachments for its 19-inch electric walk-behind lawn mowers. The lawn mowers have a rear-mounted grass bag that does not seal properly to the rear door of the mower, allowing grass and other debris to be thrown out at the top of the bag. This could result in injury to the operator or bystanders.

MTD Products has not received any reports of injuries. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

The recalled grass bags are attachments for MTD electric walk- behind lawn mowers with model numbers 18A-407-000 (red body) and 18A- 407-062 (green body). The model numbers can be found on a model plate label on the rear discharge door of the mower. "Yard Machines" is printed on top of the motor shroud.

Home improvement and mass retailers nationwide, including Lowe's, sold the recalled lawn mowers from January 2002 through July 2002 for under $200.

Consumers who have the recalled lawn mowers should remove and dispose of the old grass bag and contact MTD to receive a free replacement bag. Contact MTD customer service toll-free at (888) 848- 6038 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday
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Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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