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Country Home Products recalls DR Tow-Behind Field and Brush Mower

Starting date:
February 28, 2017
Posting date:
February 28, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Burn Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-62394

Affected products

DR Tow-Behind Field and Brush Mower

Product description

This recall involves the Pro-XL-44 model of the DR brand tow-behind field and brush mower manufactured by Country Home Products. The mowers are towed behind a riding mower or ATV to clear acres of thick grass and brush. The recalled mowers have an electric start 20 HP Briggs & Stratton engine and a serial number between TB21001001 – TB21002555. The recalled mowers are black and orange and have two blades and four wheels and are 44 inches wide. There is a large label below the machine's fuel tank with "DR® Field and Brush Mower" printed on it and a round DR® logo is in the right hand corner. The serial number is printed on the rear right c oh orner of the frame near the engine control panel.

Hazard identified

The fuel tank valve can malfunction and cause the fuel tank to expand and gasoline liquid or vapors to be unexpectedly released, posing fire and burn hazards.

As of February 17, 2017, the company has received one report of an incident in Canada, and no reports of injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 21 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold in Canada from October 2015 through July 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States

Companies

Manufacturer
Country Home Products Inc.
Vergennes
Vermont
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact Country Home Products to schedule a free repair from a dealer. Country Home Products is sending a repair kit to all registered owners.

For more information, consumers may contact Country Home Products toll-free at 1-877-271-5677, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email or by visiting the firm's website, and clicking on "Product Recalls" at the bottom left hand corner of the page.

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.