|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
August 6, 2002
Release # 02-220
Excel Recall Hotline: (800) 395-4757 |
Land Pride Recall Hotline: (888) 987-7433
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Yolanda Fultz-Morris, (301) 504-7066
CPSC, Excel Industries Inc. Announce Recall of Riding Lawn Mowers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC), Excel Industries Inc., of Hesston, Kan., is
voluntarily recalling about 1,500 Hustler "FasTrak" riding lawn mowers.
Excessive heat, vibrations and wear causes the fuel line to droop over
time and rub against the transmission fan, causing the fuel line to be
cut. This poses a fire hazard and a risk of burn injuries to consumers.
Excel has received two reports of incidents where gasoline leaks
were discovered. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
This recall involves Hustler "FasTrak" riding mowers with 44- and
52-inch decks. The riding mowers are yellow and black with the "FasTrak"
logo printed on both sides. The model and serial number of the mower can
be found on an identification plate on the left side of the frame in
front of the fuel tank, below the operator's platform. This recall also includes
products which are produced by Excel for Land Pride, Division of Great Plains Manufacturing,
Inc., of Salina, KS. Land Pride's product is the "Accu-Z Razor." The riding mowers are
beige and black with the "Razor Z" logo printed on the rear of the unit, and Accu-Z logo
printed on both sides.
|Excel Model Number
||Excel Serial Number
|926501||P01107001 to P01107003 and 01127001 to 02057338
|926519||01127008 to 02057218
|926592||01117001 to 02057263
|926600||02027111 to 02057243
|926774||02047277 to 02057128
|Land Pride Model Number
||Land Pride Serial Number
|ZR44 & ZR52
||337068 - 356620
Authorized Hustler dealers sold these riding mowers nationwide
from November 2001 through May 2002 for between $4,700 and $5,500.
Consumers should stop using these recalled riding mowers
immediately and contact their local Hustler dealer to determine if their
mower is included in the recall. The dealer will reroute the fuel line
and replace it if necessary. To locate an authorized Hustler dealer,
consumers can call (800) 395-4757 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT
Monday through Friday. Consumers also can visit Excel's web site at
www.excelhustler.com. To locate an authorized Land Pride dealer, consumers
can call (888) 987-7433, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. CT
Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit Land Pride’s website at