Murray mowers recalled

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Murray Inc., of Brentwood, Tenn., is recalling more than 89,000 rear-engine riding lawn mowers and about 6,200 mid-engine riding mowers. The fuel tank can crack and leak fuel, posing a burn or fire hazard to consumers. Murray has received 950 reports of fuel tanks leaking and six reports of fires, including one report of minor burns to a consumer. The recalled riding lawnmowers have 30-inch cutting decks and were sold under Murray, Murray Select, Craftsmen and Wizard brand names. The brand name printed on the front or side of the mowers. Model numbers can be found under the seat or on a nameplate on the rear of the mower. Models included in the recall are 30560, 30565, 30560×5, 30560×60, 30560×99, 30575×7, 30575×8, 30575×31, 30577×31, 30577×31, 30577×7, 30577×8, 502.25210, 502.256220, 502.270210, 502.251250, 502.270211, 536.270212, MOM6115A89.

Department and hardware stores, including Sears, Western Auto and Home Depot, sold the riding mowers nationwide from Jan. 1995 – Jan. 2002 for between $700 – $1,200. The recalled mid-engine riding mowers also have 30-inch cutting decks and the brand names Murray and Yard King printed on the front. A nameplate under the seat of the mower displays the model number. Models involved in the recall are 309005×10 and 309306X89. The mowers wer sold at Home Depot and Western Auto from Feb. 2001 through Jan. 2002 and sold between $800 and $950.

Consumers should stop using these riding mowers immediately, and contact their nearest Murray Service Dealer for a free replacement fuel tank. Consumers with Craftsmen rear-engine mowers should contact Sears toll free at (800) 659-7026 anytime.

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For more information, contact Murray toll free at (800) 246-5896 between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit their web site at The Consumer Product Safety Commission number is (800) 638-2772.