Husqvarna lawn tractor recall: Fire danger

Husqvarna lawn tractors have fire hazard.Husqvarna is recalling a series of riding lawn tractors sold this year after getting more than 50 complaints of damaged fuel lines, something that could cause a fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The CPSC said the fuel line to the rear-mounted fuel tank is too long and can get damaged by moving parts when the tractor is in use. Those who have the lawn tractors are urged to stop using them until a free repair can be arranged by Husqvarna.

No injuries have been cited in the 53 reports of fuel-line damage received by Husqvarna.

Husqvarna said it has sold about 1,700 of the gas-powered tractors, which are designed for residential use. The tractor being recalled is the GTH27V52LS with model numbers 96043009100 and 96043009900 and serial numbers 010810A00XXXX through 05061000XXXX.

To arrange for the repair or get more information, call Husqvarna weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays at (877) 257-6921.
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