Excel Industries Inc—Hustler Turf and BigDog brand mowers

Identifying features

The following is a list of models supplied in Australia and serial number ranges that could have a potentially affected fuel tank:

Hustler Turf Model (Serial Number Range):
Sport (10120377 – 12054999)
FasTrak (10121082 – 11120946)
FasTrak Super Duty (10091717 – 11121566)
Hustler X-ONE (10090765 – 12022041)
Super Z (10109017 – 12054999)
Hustler 1500 (10062845 – 11081604)

BigDog Model (Serial Number Range):
C Series (11031908 – 12054999)
R Series (11021137 – 12054999)
X Series (11039001 – 12054999)

The model number and serial number appear on a tag that is normally located on the left side of the frame in front of the fender.

What are the defects?

Certain fuel tanks fitted to the affected products were manufactured out of specification and could allow petrol to leak from the fuel tank.

What are the hazards?

If the fuel tank leaks it may pose a fire hazard.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should stop using the mower immediately and not operate it until the fuel tank vent-fitting(s) have been replaced. Consumers should contact their dealer to schedule an appointment to get a free vent-fitting upgrade. In the event that consumers cannot contact their dealer, they should contact Powerup Lawncare Products on 1300 363 027 and Powerup will provide contact details for the nearest dealer who can conduct the vent-fitting upgrade.

Further information about the recall can also be accessed at www.hustlerturf.com or www.bigdogmowers.com.

Traders who sold this product

See attached dealership lists.

Where the product was sold
Nationally
Dates available for sale
  • 1 September 2009 - 18 July 2012

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
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