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Cub Cadet Recalls Riding Lawn Mowers

One model of recalled mower. (Image credit: CPSC.)

About 4,300 Cub Cadet riding lawn mowers were voluntarily recalled by MTD Consumer Group Inc, of Cleveland, Ohio, in cooperation with the CPSC.

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:

ModelFactory Model Numbers
Cub Cadet Z Force 4817BF3AGV010
Cub Cadet Z Force 5417BF3AGX010
Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 4617AF5BHH010
Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 4817AF5BHB010
Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 5417AF5GHC010
Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 6017AF5GHD010
Cub Cadet Z-Force Commercial 4853AH5FJB050
Cub Cadet Z-Force Commercial 6053AH5FJD050
Cub Cadet Tank L4853AH8CTB050
Cub Cadet Tank L6053AH8CTD050

Recalled mower label location. (Image credit: CPSC.)

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

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