Consumer product recall

Cub Cadet LLC recalls Cub Cadet RZT SX EFI Zero-Turn Riding Mower

Starting date:
October 24, 2018
Posting date:
October 24, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fire Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Cub Cadet LLC

Affected products

Cub Cadet RZT SX EFI Zero-Turn Riding Mower

Product description

This recall involves the Cub Cadet RZT SX Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) Zero-Turn Riding Mower. The affected mower is a four wheel residential zero-turn riding mower with steering wheel control, and a 42-, 46- or 50-inch cutting deck.

The model numbers for the affected Cub Cadet RZT SX EFI Zero-Turn Riding Mowers sold in Canada are:

  • 17AWCBYN596
  • 17AWCBYS596
  • 17AWCBYZ596

The model number can be found on the Model/Serial Number tag located under the seat plate.

Hazard identified

The fill neck on the top of the fuel tank assembly of the affected mowers can experience stress cracking. This condition can cause fuel to leak from the fill neck during refilling or for the fill neck to shear off from the top of the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.

As of October 2, 2018, Cub Cadet LLC has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada or in the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 1,300 units of the affected products were distributed in Canada and approximately 4,900 units were distributed in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected product was sold from December 2017 to August 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.



MTD Products Limited





Cub Cadet LLC




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact the place of purchase to arrange for replacement of the fuel tank assembly.

For more information, consumers may contact Cub Cadet LLC by telephone toll-free at 1-800-668-1238, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Monday to Friday.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.