The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Tecumseh Power Co. announced a recall of about 21,000 lawn tractors. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. The axles on these lawn tractors can crack and break if subject to extreme load amounts. Should the axle break, it could cause a loss of control and result in injuries to the rider. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
These lawn tractors have a 6-speed MST206-545C peerless transaxle and a 17.5, 18, 18.5, or 19 horsepower engine. The recalled tractor and transaxle model number information is located below the tractor seat and on the transaxle housing. The recalled transaxles have a date of manufacture code (DOM) between 4275 and 5047 followed by the letter "G," which can be found on the Transaxle ID Label.
The brands and models include: Poulan Pro, 96012000300; Poulan, 96012001100; Poulan Pro, 96012001700; Poulan Pro, 96012002700; Southern States, 96012002200; Poulan Pro, 96016000200; and Craftsman, 275390.
The tractors were sold at home and hardware stores nationwide from December 2004 through May 2005.
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