Scag Power Equipment Recalls Lawn Mowers Due to Fire Hazard

I know some of you have purchased this Skag Mower. If you haven’t received a letter from Skag here are the details so you can get it fixed.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Scag Liberty-Z zero-turn lawn mowers

Hazard: The gas tank can leak, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled lawn mowers and contact Scag Power Equipment or an authorized dealer for a free repair. Scag Power Equipment authorized dealers have contacted all known owners.

Consumer Contact: Scag Power Equipment toll-free at 844-491-4859 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 4,400

Skag Liberty Z-Recall

Affected Models are Scag Liberty-Z zero-turn lawn mowers; model SZL48-22KT with serial numbers K7100001 through K7102353 and model SZL52-24KT with serial numbers K7200001 through K7202020

 Description: This recall involves two Scag Liberty-Z zero-turn lawn mowers; model SZL48-22KT with serial numbers K7100001 through K7102353 and model SZL52-24KT with serial numbers K7200001 through K7202020.  The model and serial numbers are printed on a vertical plate under the mower’s seat. “Scag” in red letters, “Liberty Z” in white letters and a blue “Z” is printed on a plate below the front of the seat. The mowers have an orange base with two orange and black steering handles. The mowers also have two large black with orange rim wheels in the back of the mower and two smaller black with orange rim wheels in the front of the mower.

Incidents/Injuries: Scag Power Equipment has received five reports of gas tank leaks on the mowers. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Scag Power Equipment authorized dealers nationwide from October 2014 through May 2015 for about$4,500.

Manufacturer: Scag Power Equipment, a division of Metalcraft of Maryville, of Maryville, Wisc.

Manufactured in: United States  

About U.S. CPSC:
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