The CPSC, in cooperation with Exmark Mfg. Co. Inc., of Beatrice, Neb., have voluntarily recalled about 2,200 Exmark Quest 42″ ZRT Riding Mowers.
Hazard: Bearings supporting the riding mower's deck can fail and cause the deck to interfere with the operator's controls, resulting in a crash hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Exmark has received 18 reports of incidents. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves 2009-2010 Exmark Quest ZRT riding mowers with 42-inch mower decks, model number “QST20BE422” and serial numbers ranging from 790,000 through 860,652. The model and serial numbers are on a metal plate behind the seat. “Exmark” is printed on the side and “Quest” is printed on the front of the mowers. The mowers are red and gray.
Sold at: Exmark dealers nationwide from March 2009 through April 2010 for between $4,200 and $4,400.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled mowers immediately and contact an Exmark dealer to schedule a free repair and/or to check if the repair has already been made to the mower. Exmark has contacted registered owners of the recalled mowers.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Exmark at (800) 667-5296 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.exmark.com/safety.aspx.