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  • Lawn Tractors Recalled Because of Crash Hazard

    Posted Mar 15th, 2012 By in Personal Injury, Product Liability, Product Recall With | Comments Off

    In a news statement, Hydro-Gear Limited Partnership, in cooperation with and in compliance with the rules and regulations of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced the voluntary safety recall of certain lawn tractors due to a potential crash hazard these vehicles pose to consumers. This recall affects roughly 2,700 units of Cub Cadet, MTD Gold and Troy-Bilt lawn tractors that are equipped with Hydro-Gear transaxle models 618-0319 and 618-04270B. The affected lawn tractors were manufactured from December 2010 through March 2011 and were available through lawn and garden retailers across the nation from January 2011 through January 2012. The recall was put into action when the company found that a drive gear in the hydrostatic transaxle could possibly result in a braking failure and pose a crash hazard to consumers. No injuries have been reported in relation to this recall. Consumers are being instructed to stop using the lawn tractors at once and to contact the company to receive instructions on how to get a free repair service from an authorized service provider.

    As a Harrisburg personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen this sort of safety recall many times over the course of my practice and I understand the devastating injuries that can result through their use. If you’ve suffered an injury through the normal use of a defective or poorly designed product, consult an experienced personal injury lawyer in your area to discuss your rights as a consumer and the possible legal options that may be open to you.

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