Tractors Recalled; Fires, Burn Injuries Possible

December 6, 2004

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Wisconsin-based Scag Power Equipment, announced voluntary recalls of Scag Tiger Cub riding lawn tractors. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

According to the recall, fuel can leak out of the carburetor, posing a risk of fire and burn injuries. To date, Scag is aware of 20 incidents, all of which involved fires and damage to tractors. Two consumers received minor burn injuries to their hands as a result of trying to put out fires involving these lawn tractors.

The recalled zero-turn-radius riding lawn tractors are “Cat’s Eye Gold” with black trim, and have a vinyl seat. The body of the tractor has “Scag Tiger Cub” written in red on the side and front of the tractor. The following model and serial numbers can be found under the seat, next to the hydraulic pump on the right hand side.

Model Numbers Serial Numbers
STC40-17KA 4910001-4910004; 5810001-5810310; 6570001-6570250
STC48-19KA 5870001-5870071
STC48A-19KA 5880001-5880511; 6580001-6580550; 7630001-7630875; 8400001-8404750
STC48-21KA 5820001-5820050
STC48A-21KA 4920001-4920002; 5890001-5890561; 6600001-6601150; 7650001-7650975; 8420001-8420342
STC52A-21KA 5900001-5900117; 6610001-6610150
STC52A-23KA 5910001-5910571; 6620001-6620900; 7670001-7671298; 8430001-8430600

Authorized Scag Power equipment dealers nationwide sold the tractors from November 1999 through July 2003 for between $5,000 and $8,000.

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