Kubota Canada LTD. recalls Zero Turn Mowers

Starting date:
January 30, 2019
Posting date:
January 30, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-68920

Affected products

Kubota Zero Turn Mowers

Product description

This recall involves model year 2016 through 2018 Kubota Z400 and Z700 series gasoline-powered zero turn mowers. The recalled units were sold in orange and black and have “Kubota” imprinted on the front and side of the mowers.

The model number and serial numbers can be found on the data plate located on the side of the unit.

The model and serial numbers for the affected Kubota Zero Turn Mowers sold in Canada are:
Model Serial range
Z411 12823 – 14587
Z421 15715 – 20127
Z723 50001 - 50176
Z724 50003 – 51130
Z725 50001 - 50657
Z726 50008 - 52361

 

Hazard identified

Kubota has discovered that the bolts on the rollover protective structure (ROPS) may not have been tightened sufficiently at the factory. As a result the rollover protective structure (ROPS) on the mower may loosen and fail to protect the operator in a rollover accident, posing a risk of injury.

As of January 24, 2019, the company has received no reported incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 887 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from July 2016 to December 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 zero turn mowers and contact an authorized Kubota dealer for a free inspection and free repair of the rollover protective structure.

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 ET Monday through Friday, by email or through the company's website and click on "Recall".

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.