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Product Recalls

By: U.S. Consumer Product Safety
By: U.S. Consumer Product Safety

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, IBM, of Armonk, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling to repair 56,000 computer monitors. The monitor's circuit board can overheat and smoke, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

IBM has received five reports of monitors overheating and smoking, including one report of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled IBM monitors include the G51 CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) and G51t Touch Screen CRT models. The G51 and G51t monitors have the following model numbers on a label on the back of the unit: 6541-02N, 6541-02E, 6541-02S, 6541-Q0N, 6541-Q0E, and 6541-Q0S. The label on the back of the recalled G51 models also has a date of manufacture between June 1997 and September 1997. The "IBM" logo can be found on the front of the units, which were manufactured in China and Malaysia.

IBM, MicroTouch Systems, and major retail stores nationwide, including Best Buy, CompUSA, Office Max, and Radio Shack, sold the monitors from June 1997 through December 1998 for about $370.

Consumers should stop using these monitors immediately and contact the IBM Repair Center at (866) 644-3155 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for a free inspection and repair or replacement. For more information, consumer can log on the company's Web site at www.ibm.com/pc/g51recall.



In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Murray Inc., of Brentwood, Tenn., is voluntarily recalling about 270,000 riding lawn tractors. The fuel tank can crack and leak fuel, posing a burn and fire hazard to consumers.

Murray has received 101 reports of fuel tanks leaking. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled lawn tractors were sold under the MURRAY(r) and STANLEY(r) brand names and have 38-, 40-, 42-, 46-, and 52-inch cutting decks. The brand name is printed on the front or side of the lawn tractor and the model number can be found on a nameplate under the seat. The following models are included in this recall:

405014X92
405015X92
40508X92
425007X92
42515X92
42516X92
425302X92
425303X92
425614X92
42576X92
465305X92
465603X92
46581X92
425605X692
465606X692
525607X69
405002X8
425003X8
425008X8
425009X8
42544X8
38560X181
42583X6
465616X6
40541
465617
40541X99
425611X99
465612X99
465615X99
465622X99
425003X71
465619X71
465620X71

Retail and hardware stores, including Wal-Mart and Home Depot, sold the lawn tractors nationwide from November 2000 through January 2003 for between $800 and $1,500.

Consumers should stop using these lawn tractors immediately and contact the nearest Murray Service Dealer for a free replacement fuel tank. For more information, consumers should contact Murray at (800) 876-1634 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.murray.com.


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