Lawn Equipment & Supplies

Husqvarna Recalls Lawn Tractors; Parking Brake Failure Can Cause Loss of Control

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Craftsman Lawn Tractors

Units: About 8,200

Manufacturer: Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products N.A. Inc., of Augusta, Ga.

Hazard: The tractor's parking brake can fail posing a loss of control hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled Craftsman power lawn tractor is gray colored, has 19.5 HP engine, automatic drive, and a 42 inch cutting deck. The following model and serial numbers are included in the recall. The model and serial numbers are located on a model plate under the tractor's seat.

ModelsSerial Numbers
Craftsman 917.289080 012709A001000 through 031209D999999
Craftsman 917.289081

Sold by: Sears and Kmart stores nationwide and on the Web at from January 2009 through April 2009 for about $1,200.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled tractors immediately and contact Sears for a free inspection at your home and, if necessary, a free repair of the parking brake cable. Sears is directly contacting consumers who purchased this product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sears at (800) 978-7615 between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Sear's Web site at


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