Hydrostatic Lawn Tractors Recalled by Hydro-Gear

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 848-6038
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Hydrostatic Lawn Tractors Recalled by Hydro-Gear Due to Crash Hazard

A drive gear in the lawn tractor's hydrostatic transaxle can fail causing brake failure, posing a crash hazard to consumers.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Lawn Tractors

Units: About 2,700

Manufacturer: Hydro-Gear Limited Partnership, of Sullivan, Ill.

Hazard: A drive gear in the lawn tractor’s hydrostatic transaxle can fail causing brake failure, posing a crash hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Cub Cadet, MTD Gold and Troy-Bilt lawn tractors sold with Hydro-Gear model 618-0319 and 618-04270B transaxles. Cub Cadet and Troy-Bilt tractors included in this recall have dates of manufacture (DOM) ranging from December 2010 through March 2011. The DOM can be found on a label on the underside of the seat. MTD Gold can be identified by serial numbers starting with 1L15 or 1L16. Affected transaxles have serial numbers with the first four digits ranging between 0333 and 0348. Transaxle model and serial numbers are printed on a label on the transaxle.

Cub Cadet lawn tractors with the recalled transaxles are:

Mower Brand | Mower Type | Mower Model No. | Hydro-Gear Transaxle Part No. | Transaxle Serial No. (1st four digits)
Cub Cadet | LTX 1045 | 13WX91AT010 13WX91AT056 | 618-0319 | 0333 thru 0348
Cub Cadet | LTX 1046KW | 3WG91AT010 | 618-0319 | 0333 thru 0348
Cub Cadet | LTX 1046M | 13WP91AT009 | 618-0319 | 0333 thru 0348
Cub Cadet | LTX 1050KH | 13WQ91AP009 | 618-0319 | 0333 thru 0348
Cub Cadet | LTX 1050KW | 13WF91AP010 13WF91AP056 | 618-0319 | 0333 thru 0348
Cub Cadet | SLTX 1050 V13WQ92AP010 | 618-04270B | 0333 thru 0348
Cub Cadet | SLTX 1054 | 13WK92AK009 13WK92AK010 13WK92AK056 | 618-04270B | 0333 thru 0348

MTD Gold brand tractors with the recalled transaxles are:

Mower Brand | Mower Type | Mower Model No. | Hydro-Gear Transaxle Part No. | Transaxle Serial No. (1st four digits)
MTD Gold | Hydro | 13AP925P004 | 618-04270B | 0333 thru 0348

Troy-Bilt brand tractors with the recalled transaxles are:

Mower Brand | Mower Type | Mower Model No. | Hydro-Gear Transaxle Part No. | Transaxle Serial No. (1st four digits)
Troy-Bilt | TB2450 | 13WQ92KP066 | 618-04270B | 0333 thru 0348

Sold by: Lawn and garden retailers nationwide from January 2011 through January 2012 for about between $1,900 and $2,800.

Manufactured in: U.S.A.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn tractors and contact the firm for instructions on obtaining a repair from an authorized service provider.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact the firm’s toll-free at (888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms’ websites at www.cubcadet.com, www.troybilt.com or www.MTDproducts.com. Consumers can also visit Hydro-Gear’s website at www.hydro-gear.com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12132.html

Guidecraft Recalls Children’s Play Theaters

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 824-1308
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Guidecraft Recalls Children’s Play Theaters Due to Tip-over Hazard

The recalled children's toys can unexpectedly tip over during play, posing an entrapment hazard to young children.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: 4-in-1 Dramatic Play Theater Toys

Units: About 1,800 in the United States and 350 in Canada

Importer: Guidecraft Inc., of Winthrop, Minn.

Manufacturer: Mega Profit Trading Ltd., of China

Hazard: The recalled children’s toys can unexpectedly tip over during play, posing an entrapment hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Guidecraft has received two reports of tip-over incidents, including one report of a child who suffered minor contusions and abrasions.

Description: This recall involves all 4-in-1 dramatic play theaters with model number G51062. The model number is printed on a sticker affixed to the bottom of the center crossbar and on the assembly instructions. The toy has two interchangeable panels with different themes on each side: a puppet theater and diner, or a doctor’s office and post office. An assembled play theater measures 4-feet high by 3-feet wide and weighs about 46 pounds.

Sold by: Various catalogs, Guidecraft.com and other Internet retailers nationwide from July 2010 through April 2011 for about $180.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled product from children and contact Guidecraft to receive a refund or a replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Guidecraft toll-free at (888) 824-1308 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.guidecraft.com

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1554

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12131.html