Bob-Cat Recalls Zero Turn Mowers Due to Crash Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–November 21, 2014. 

  • CRZ Riding Mower
    CRZ Riding Mower

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Bob-Cat Zero Turn Riding Mower

Hazard:  The steering control arm component can break under normal use, causing driver to lose control and crash.

Consumer Contact:  Call Bob-Cat toll free at (866) 469-1242 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, go to www.bobcatturf.com and click on the Customer Service tab at the top of the page, then click on the Product Recall Information in the drop down menu or write to Schiller Grounds Care, Inc., One Bob-Cat Lane, Johnson Creek, Wis. 53038.

Recall Details

Units:  About 4,900

Description:  The CRZ and XRZ model riding mowers have a chassis with an adjustable10-gauge green steel mower deck. The frame, fuel tank, engine compartment and side discharge chute are made of black metal and plastic components. It has four black wheels, two user-operated lever-arm controls and a gray adjustable high-back seat. The mowers range in size from 76 inches to 79 inches long and 45 inches high. The words “Bob Cat” appear in red lettering on the front of the mower and on top of the mower deck, and in a red and white designed logo on the sides of the mower. The words “TufDeck” and “Professional Cut” appear in white lettering on the front face of the mower deck. The recall mowers are:

CRZ 48-inch

model number 942699

serial numbers 94260000070-94260001236

CZR 52-inch

model number 942601

serial numbers 94260100070-94260101722

CZR 61-inch

model number 942602

serial numbers 94260200070-94260200545

XRZ 48-inch

model number 942610

serial numbers 94261000070-94261000390

XRZ 52-inch

model number 942611

serial numbers 94261100070-94261100709

XRZ 61-inch

model number 942612

serial numbers 94261200070-94261200342

The plate containing the serial and model number is located under the seat on the frame cross-member.

Incidents/Injuries:  Twenty-two incidents reported control arm failure, including failure during use and initial set-up. There have been no reports of injuries.

Remedy:  Mower should be returned to the dealer where purchased for free repair with a newly designed control arm component. Consumers who completed the warranty registration card were contacted directly by Schiller Grounds Care, Inc, with instructions for obtaining the repair.

Sold at:  Bob-Cat dealerships nationwide from January 2013 to April 2014 for $4,500 to $5,200.

Manufacturer:  Schiller Grounds Care, Inc., of Johnson Creek, Wisc.

Manufactured in:  United States

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