Husqvarna Professional Products Inc. is recalling about 1,700 riding lawn tractors due to fire hazard.
The fuel line on the rear-mounted fuel tank is too long and can come in contact with moving parts while the tractor is in use, posing a fire hazard.
The firm has received 53 reports of fuel line damage. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves gas-powered Husqvarna riding lawn tractors designed for residential use. The lawn tractor's model and serial numbers are printed on an identification plate located underneath the tractor seat.
Models and serials numbers included in the recall are: GTH27V52LS lawn tractors with model numbers 96043009100 and 96043009900, with serial numbers 010810A00XXXX through 05061000XXXX.
Manufactured in the U.S.A., the lawn tractors were sold by Husqvarna authorized dealers nationwide from January 2010 to May 2010 for about $3,000.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled riding tractors and contact Husqvarna to arrange a free repair, advises the firm and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
For more information or to schedule a free repair, contact Husqvarna toll-free at 877-257-6921 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET Saturday. Consumers can also visit the firm's website at www.husqvarna.us/july2010Alert.
To learn more about recalls, see www.recalls.gov.