In a press statement, Exmark Mfg. Co. Inc, in conjunction with and in accordance with the rules and guidelines of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced the voluntary safety recall of Exmark Quest 42” ZRT Riding Mowers due to a manufacturing defect that could increase the risk of a crash to consumers.
This recall affects approximately 2,200 Exmark Quest 42” ZRT Riding Mowers that were available through Exmark dealers across the country from March 2009 through April 2010. The recall applies to all 2009-2010 models of the ZRT riding mowers that can be identified by the model number QST20BE422 on a metal plate behind the seat. The recall was initiated after the company learned that the bearing that support the riding mower’s blade deck could potentially fail and result in the deck’s interfering with the rider’s controls. This significantly increases the risk of being involved in a crash to consumers. To date, the company has received 18 reports of the bearings failing; however no injuries have been reported.
Consumers are being urged to stop using these riding mowers at once and to contact an authorized Exmark dealer to set up an appointment where technicians will perform the necessary repairs for free. The company has already contacted known owners affected by this recall.
As a Harrisburg personal injury attorney, I have witnessed this kind of safety recall many times in the past and am aware of the tragic injuries that can come of using a defective product. If you’ve suffered an injury through the normal use of a defective product, consult a York personal injury lawyer to talk about some of the legal avenues that could possibly be open to you.Tweet