Exmark Recalls Quest Riding Mowers Due to a Fire Hazard

Nov 24, 2015, 11:30 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Exmark-Recalls-Quest-Riding-Mowers/

Recall Summary

Name of Product: 2015 Exmark Quest Riding Mowers

Hazard: The fuel filters on the mowers can become brittle and fractured, allowing fuel to leak and posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact an Exmark dealer to schedule a free repair. Consumers with registered mowers will receive a letter and a fuel filter, and may contact an Exmark Dealer if they are uncomfortable with the replacement procedure.

Consumer Contact: Exmark toll-free at 800-667-5296 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.exmark.com and click on "Service & Support" at the top of the page, then on "Safety", then on "Recalls" for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 500 (in addition, about six were sold in Canada)

Description: The 2015 Quest riding mowers are red black, and gray. "Exmark" is printed on the sides and in front of the operator seat. "Quest" is printed on the front of the riding mowers. The model number and serial number are located on a decal affixed to the frame, under the seat. The recalled mode number is QTS452CEM34200. Quest mower has serial numbers ranging from 315606482 to 315628458.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm reported one incident of fuel leaking. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Hardware, lawn and garden stores nationwide from November 2014 through October 2015 for about $3,700.

Importer/Distributor: Exmark Manufacturing Co. Inc., of Beatrice, Neb.

Manufactured in: United States

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/55924r-eng.php

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