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Riding mowers recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Kohler Co. of Kohler, Wis., has recalled 10,000 lawn tractors sold under the Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt and Husqvarna brands because of the possibility of injuries to users.

A wire connector on the lawn tractors’ engine can become disconnected, causing the operator's seat switch to fail. When this happens, the blades will not shut down, posing a laceration hazard to consumer.

This recall involves Kohler-made twin-cylinder engines sold with the three brands of lawn tractors. The vertical-shaft gasoline engines range in horsepower from 20 to 25. Manufactured in the United States, the products were sold at Lowe’s, Tractor Supply Co. and authorized Cub Cadet dealers nationwide from February 2011 through April 2011 for $1,500 to $5,700.

Consumers should immediately stop using the lawn tractors and contact an authorized Kohler dealer or the retail location where the tractor was purchased for a free inspection and repair.

More information is available here.

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