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November 20, 2014

Bob-Cat is issuing a recall for its zero turn riding mower because the steering control arm can break under normal use, causing the driver to lose control.

The company has received 22 reports of the control arm breaking. About 4,900 mowers are affected by the recall.

The CRZ and XRZ model riding mowers have a chassis with an adjustable 10-gauge green steel mower deck. For a complete list of affected models, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website. The plate containing the serial and model number is located under the seat on the frame cross-member.

The mowers were sold at Bob-Cat dealerships nationwide from January 2013 to April 2014 for $4,500 to $5,200.

Mowers should be returned to the dealer where they were 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.

For more information, call Bob-Cat toll free at (866) 469-1242.