About 4,400 lawn mowers recalled due to gas tank leak

Associated Press

New York — About 4,400 ride-on lawn mowers are being recalled because the gas tank can leak and cause a fire.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that Scag Power Equipment, the maker of the lawn mowers, received five reports from customers of a gas tank leak. No injuries were reported, the CPSC said.

The recall is for two Scag Liberty-Z zero-turn lawn mowers. One model, the SZL48-22KT, has serial numbers K7100001 through K7102353. The other model, the SZL52-24KT, has serial numbers K7200001 through K7202020. They were sold at Scag dealers from October 2014 to May 2015. They cost about $4,500.

Customers should stop using the lawn mowers and contact Scag or an authorized dealer for a free repair. Scag Power Equipment can be reached at (844) 491-4859.

Scag is a unit of Metalcraft of Mayville Inc., a metal manufacturing company in Maryville, Wisconsin.