MTD Products Australia Pty Ltd – Kawasaki engines in Cub Cadet lawn mowers

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Kawasaki general engines with voltage regulator (part no. 21066-0785), installed in select Cub Cadet lawn mowers.

Affected Cub Cadet lawn mower models:
• Ultima ZTXS5 (471ICAB8330)
• Pro-Z 554 S (53AIHJUN330)
• Pro-Z 560 S (53AIHJUV330)
• Pro-Z 760 S (53AIHKUV330)
• Pro-Z 972 S (53AIHMUY330)
• ZTX6 60 (47RIAHA8010)
• Pro-Z 972 SD (53TIHMUY050)
• Pro-Z 972 SD (53TIHMUY330)

Cub Cadet lawn mower

Reasons the product is recalled

The voltage regulator in affected Kawasaki general purpose engines, installed in Cub Cadet lawn mowers can malfunction. The affected mowers can catch fire at any time, even if the engine is off or not in use.

The hazards to consumers

There is risk of fire, serious injury or death and/or damage to property if the voltage regulator malfunctions in affected Kawasaki general purpose engines.

What consumers should do

Consumers should immediately stop using their affected mowers until further notice.

Consumers should disconnect the negative battery cable and secure it away from the negative battery post.
If you are unsure on how to disconnect the battery, please contact your local Cub Cadet dealer.
For more information and to register for future communications and updates, contact MTD Products Australia Pty Ltd via email: or phone 1300 951 594 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm Eastern, Monday to Friday).

The disconnection of the battery is a temporary measure until a permanent solution is available.  


MTD Products Australia Pty Ltd

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Cub Cadet dealers

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Responsible regulator

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

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