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93,000 Lawn Tractors Recalled

93,000 Lawn Tractors Recalled

Posted - Mar. 23, 2004 at 2:12 p.m.



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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) -- A lawn equipment manufacturer recalled more than 93,000 lawn tractors Tuesday because the fuel tanks could leak and cause a fire.

Murray Inc. said it has received two complaints of fires caused by the problem but no reports of injuries.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the 1.4-gallon tank on several models can crack and leak fuel.

The tractors were sold from 1997 to 2002 at stores nationwide, including Home Depot, for $859 to $1,259.

The model numbers are 40507X8, 42504X71, 42512X99, 425610X99, 40536X4, 42504X99, 42542X6, 425612X99, 405618X81, 42510, 42543X6 and 42575X81.

Consumers should stop using the tractors immediately and contact a Murray service center to have a free replacement fuel tank installed. The company can be reached at (800) 316-1073.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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