CPSC, Husqvarna Forest and Garden Co. Announce Recall to Repair Lawn
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the manufacturers named below, today announced
voluntary recalls of the following consumer products. Consumers should
stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
(To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC's
Web site at www.cpsc.gov.)
Name of product: Husqvarna Royal 53S or ROY53INTEK Walk-Behind Lawn
Mowers with serial numbers between 24600001 to 31000205 Units: 9,900
Manufacturer: Husqvarna Forest and Garden Company, of Charlotte, N.C.
Hazard: A loose blade bolt could cause the blade to come loose or the
blade adapter to crack, resulting in the blade falling off. Should this
condition occur, the operator or a bystander could be injured.
Incidents/Injuries: Husqvarna has received 15 reports of blades coming
off, 41 reports of loose blades and one report of a consumer being
struck in the toe by a blade.
Description: The walk-behind lawn mowers are gas-powered and have an
orange body with a black push-handle. They are capable of being
with or without a bag attachment. The model number and serial number
be found on a decal mounted above the left rear wheel axle.
Sold at: The mowers were distributed by Husqvarna dealerships and
Home Improvement Centers from December 2002 through August 2003 for
Manufactured in: U.K.
Remedy: Contact Husqvarna technical support representatives to receive
free service kit including a new blade adapter, blade bolt, and
associated hardware with a complimentary blade to be installed by a
Consumer Contact: Husqvarna technical support representatives between 9
a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday at (800) 448-7543 Ext. 3.
To see a picture of the recalled item or to link to this press release,
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