Exmark Recalls Pioneer S-Series Mowers Due to Crash Hazard

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Exmark Recalls Pioneer S-Series Mowers Due to Crash Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

BeatriceNE (March 29, 2011) — 

Name of Product: Exmark Pioneer S-Series riding mowers
Units: About 750 products
Manufacturer: Exmark Manufacturing Company, of Beatrice, Neb.
Hazard: Welds on the motion control linkage can fail and cause the driver to lose control of the machine, resulting in a crash hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Exmark has had no reports of incidents or injuries.
Description: 2011 Exmark Pioneer S-Series zero radius turn riding mowers with red, welded, tubular steel frames and mowing decks in three sizes - 44, 48 and 52 inches. Operators use two levers to control the mowers. The name Exmark is on the front of the seat mount and the name Pioneer is on the front of the floor pan. Mowers with the following model and serial number ranges are affected by this recall:

Model Serial Number Range
PNS20KA443928367 to 947833
PNS22KA483928417 to 949985
PNS24KA523928492 to 950315

The model name and serial numbers are located on the seat mount near where the driver’s right foot rests on the floorpan.
Sold by: Exmark dealers nationwide from February 11, 2011 to March 10, 2011 for $6,881 to $7,658.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should contact their Exmark dealer to have the improperly welded parts replaced.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Exmark at 800-667-5296, between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at: www.exmark.com.

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a significant decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772, teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this press release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

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Note to Editors: All media inquiries, image or interview requests should be directed to Matt Gersib at (402) 314-2150 or mattgersib@gmail.com. For other inquiries, please contact Exmark Mfg. Co., Inc., P.O. Box 808, Beatrice, NE 68310-0808; (402) 223-6300.