Local company recalls more than 170,000 riding lawn mowers

Tuesday, July 11, Husqvarna Outdoor Products, Inc. announced a recall of about 174,000 lawn tractors. The fuel line can separate from the fuel tank outlet, which is a potential fire hazard.

So far, there have been three injuries because of the defect.

The riding lawn mowers were sold under the brand names Husqvarna, Craftsman, Poulan Pro, Poulan, Weed Eater, Southern States, and Murray.

If you have one of the recalled tractors, stop using it and contact Husqvarna. Consumers with Husqvarna brand tractors should call (866) 284-8872. Consumers with Craftsman-brand tractors should call (800) 659-5917. Consumers with Poulan Pro, Poulan, Weed Eater, Southern States or Murray brand tractors should call (866) 284-8872.

For more information about the recall, click here.

Husqvarna is headquartered on Stevens Creek Road in Augusta. Its tractors are made in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

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