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August 6, 2002

Excel Industries Has Recalled Riding Lawn Mowers

Hesston, KS (SafetyAlerts) -  Excel Industries Inc. Has Recalled about 1,500 Hustler "FasTrak" riding lawn mowers. Excessive heat, vibrations and wear causes the fuel line to droop over time and rub against the transmission fan, causing the fuel line to be cut. This poses a fire hazard and a risk of burn injuries to consumers.

Excel has received two reports of incidents where gasoline leaks were discovered. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

This recall involves Hustler "FasTrak" riding mowers with 44- and 52-inch decks. The riding mowers are yellow and black with the "FasTrak" logo printed on both sides. The model and serial number of the mower can be found on an identification plate on the left side of the frame in front of the fuel tank, below the operator's platform.

Model Number Serial Number
926519 01127008 to 02057218
926592 01117001 to 02057263
926600 02027111 to 02057243
926774 02047277 to 02057128


Authorized Hustler dealers sold these riding mowers nationwide from November 2001 through May 2002 for between $4,700 and $5,500.

Consumers should stop using these recalled riding mowers immediately and contact their local Hustler dealer to determine if their mower is included in the recall. The dealer will reroute the fuel line and replace it if necessary. To locate an authorized Hustler dealer, consumers can call (800) 395-4757 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers also can visit Excel's web site at www.excelhustler.com
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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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