August 6, 2002
MTD Products Has Recalled Grass Bags Used On
Electric Lawn Mowers
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
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.
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
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