Kubota Canada Ltd. recalls coolant tank caps for various Ride-On Mowers, Utility Tractors and Zero Turn Mowers

Starting date:
January 24, 2019
Posting date:
January 24, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Burn Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-68876

Affected products

Coolant tank caps for Kubota Ride-on Mowers, Utility Tractors and Zero Turn Mowers.

Product description

This recall involves model year 2014 to 2018 Kubota BX compact utility tractors, ZD and ZG diesel and gasoline-powered zero turn mowers, and GR ride-on mowers. The model number is printed on the side of the unit. Kubota is printed on the side of the mowers and tractors. The data plate contains the serial number and is also located on the side of the unit. The affected units are orange and black.

The model and serial numbers for the affected products sold in Canada are listed in the table below :
Model Serial Number Range
GR2120-48 16256 - 16435
GR2120-54 16257 - 16438
GR2120-2-48 30002 - 37086
GR2120-2-54 30001 - 37092
ZD1011-48 10005 - 13256
ZD1011-54 10004 - 13257
ZD1021-60 10004 - 12794
ZD1211-60 10002 - 28308
ZD1211L-72 10002 - 24551
ZD1211R-60R 10002 - 20642
ZD1211RL-72R 10002 - 20454
ZD221-48 33698 - 35859
ZD221-54 33701 - 35861
ZD326P 39440 - 44820
ZD326RP-60R 12065 - 12786
ZD331LP 42720 - 43628
ZD331P 33772 - 33993
ZD331RP-60R 11015 - 11130
ZD323-60 35702 - 37252
ZG332LP-72 10672 - 10737
ZG332P-60 10688 - 10694
BX1870-1 20323 - 26934
BX2370-1 20742 - 51823
BX2670-1 20370 - 50241
BX25D-1 20002 - 52366
BX1880 10002 - 14699
BX2380 10007 - 25496
BX2680 10007 - 16378
BX23S 10005 - 25607

Hazard identified

Kubota has discovered that under some overheat conditions, the cap of the radiator coolant reserve tank, if restricted, can come off and high temperature coolant may spray out, posing a burn hazard.

As of January 15, 2019, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 17,428 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from July 2014 to August 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.

Companies

Distributor
Kubota Canada Ltd.
Markham
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Kubota Ride-on Mowers, Utility Tractors and Zero Turn Mowers. Customers are to be mailed a new cap by Kubota Canada along with installation instructions. Consumers may also contact an authorized Kubota dealer for a free inspection and repair of the cap.

For more information, consumers may contact Kubota Canada Ltd. toll free at 1-800-405-6916 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, by email or online.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.