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Recall of the Week: Denver Global Products multi-purpose yard vehicles due laceration, fire hazards

Denver Global Products is recalling about 11,000 multi-purpose yard vehicles.

MPV LARGEThe mower blades can detach during use or start without being activated by the operator and the vehicle can move forward unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard, said the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. In addition, the fuel lines can leak, posing a fire hazard.

Denver Global Products has received 82 reports of blades detaching, one of which resulted in lacerations and bruising to a bystanders legs, and three reports of mower blades starting without the operator activating them with no reported injuries. There have also been three reports of unintended vehicle movement with no reported injuries and 34 reports of fuel leaking with no reported injuries.

The recalled products are Raven multi-purpose yard vehicles manufactured between December 26, 2012 and May 7, 2013. The vehicles are gas-powered four-wheeled vehicles designed to be used as a lawn mower, garden tractor, or portable generator.

The recalled vehicles have a cargo bed and a detachable 46-inch cutting deck. The vehicles are black with red grab-rails on either side of the rear cargo bed, red center panels on the seat and hood, and red front suspension components.

The first six digits of the serial number indicate the manufacture date in a MM/DD/YY format. The serial number is on an identification plate attached to the lower right-hand chassis rail near the front wheel. “Denver Global Products Inc.,” “Model # MPV710-001,” “1-888-321-5700,” and “” can also be found on the identification plate.

Manufactured in the United States, the yard vehicles were sold only at Lowe’s Stores nationwide between January 2013 and May 2013 for about $3,000.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles, the company and commission advise. Turn off the key switch and remove the key, apply the parking brake, and remove the green and the yellow fuses from the white plastic fuse holders on the right hand side under the seat.

Return the unit to the nearest Lowe’s store for a full refund. The firm is contacting consumers directly.

For more information, call Denver Global Products at 888-321-5700 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit and select Partner Websites, then click on MPV-710 Refund Program, or go to and click on the MPV-710 Refund Program at the bottom of the page.

For details on other recalls, see

Copyright 2013, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist


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