Cub Cadet Recalls Riding Lawn Mowers Due to Fire Hazard

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–April 13, 2011.  The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Cub Cadet riding lawn mowers

Units: About 4,300

Manufacturer: MTD Consumer Group Inc, of Cleveland, Ohio

Hazard: A fuel leak can occur near the rear mounting screws on the bottom of the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled 2011 Cub Cadet zero turn riding lawn mowers, intended for both commercial and private use, have yellow and black steel frames. They sold under the following brand names and model numbers:

Model Factory Model Numbers
Cub Cadet Z Force 48 17BF3AGV010
Cub Cadet Z Force 54 17BF3AGX010
Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 46 17AF5BHH010
Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 48 17AF5BHB010
Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 54 17AF5GHC010
Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 60 17AF5GHD010
Cub Cadet Z-Force Commercial 48 53AH5FJB050
Cub Cadet Z-Force Commercial 60 53AH5FJD050
Cub Cadet Tank L48 53AH8CTB050
Cub Cadet Tank L60 53AH8CTD050

Model number, serial number and date of manufacturer are printed on a label located under the front of the driver’s seat. The serial number range and date of manufacture (DOM) of affected mowers are 1A101ZXXXXX (DOM 01/2011) through 1C091ZXXXXX (DOM 03/2011). Date of manufacture appears on the label.

Sold by: Cub Cadet dealers nationwide from February 2011 through March 2011 for between $3,600 to $7,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the mowers and store them outside. Consumers should contact their local Cub Cadet dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Cub Cadet toll-free at (888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at

Picture of Label on Recalled Riding Lawn Mower

Picture of Fuel Tank on Recalled Riding Lawn Mower

Picture of Recalled Cub Cadet Tank Riding Lawn Mower

Picture of Recalled Cub Cadet Z-Force-S Riding Lawn Mower

Picture of Cub Cadet Z-Force Commercial Recalled Riding Lawn Mower

Picture of Cub Cadet Z-Force Recalled Riding Lawn Mower

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