The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Kubota Riding Mowers
Units: About 6,100
Manufacturer: Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp., of Gainesville, GA
Hazard: The fuel hose clamp can detach from the fuel filter and allow gas to leak out, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The Kubota Riding Mowers are bright orange, have 48-inch, 54-inch, or 60-inch wide mower decks and have “KUBOTA” stamped on either the sides of the front engine cover, or on the right side behind the driver’s seat. The serial number is located on the left front frame for T series models and the right front frame for GR and ZG series models. Click here to access model number and serial number ranges: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11751.html.
Sold at: Authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from April 2010 through April 2011 for between $3,600 and $11,500.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled riding mowers and contact Kubota to schedule a free inspection and repair. Kubota is directly contacting consumers who purchased the riding mowers.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Kubota at (800) 752-0290 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.kubota.com.