DaimlerChrysler AG on Friday recalled more than 450,000 of its popular, retro-styled PT Cruisers because of a fuel pump leak.

A quarter of the 464,315 vehicles being recalled, all from the 2001 and 2002 model years, also need repair of a separate problem with the underhood fuel supply line, which may rub against the air conditioning service port.

That could result in a fuel leak, the automaker said.

Owners will be notified by mail.

Briggs and Stratton fun-cart engines


A Milwaukee company is recalling about 160,000 fun-cart engines because they can spill fuel that can catch fire and cause burns.

Engine models included in the recall are the 5HP Model Series 1352XX and FunPower Model Series 1362XX engines built on or before June 22, 1995.

The government said consumers should stop using the carts and take them to a local Briggs and Stratton dealer for free repair.

To find a local dealer for free engine repair, consumers can call Briggs and Stratton at 1-800-999-9444 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday.

Motorola cable boxes

Motorola Inc. is recalling about 1 million digital cable boxes installed earlier this year because pins connecting the boxes and their power cords can break, causing electric shocks.

The recalled model DCT2000 cable boxes are black with "Motorola" and "Interactive Digital Communications" on the front. The model number is on the cover of the user guide.

The government said consumers can continue to use the units but should not remove the power cord from the box before unplugging it from the outlet.


Digital cable operators distributed these set-top boxes with digital cable services from March 2002 through June 2002.

For more information, consumers can call their local cable provider or Motorola at 1-866-281-1588.

Quik Fold chairs

Some 2,740 folding chairs are being recalled because they can collapse while people are sitting in them.

The "Adams Quik Fold Chair" was sold individually and in the "Quik Fold Cafe Set" of two chairs and a table. The individual chairs have item numbers 8575-48-3750, 8575-16-3750 and 8575-38-3750. The sets have item numbers 8590-48-3600, 8590-16-3600 and 8590-38-3600.

The chairs, which are white, green or sandstone plastic, were sold at department, hardware and home stores nationwide from February 2002 to March 2002.

For more information, call (800) 237-8287.

Pottery Barn toy ducks


Pottery Barn Kids is recalling about 3,000 wooden Ride-On Duck toys.

On the Ride-On Duck, the wheel cap can break, allowing the wheel to detach and release small parts.

The yellow duck is 12-inches high and 20-inches long, with an orange bill and orange wheels. The ducks were sold through stores, catalogs and the Internet from last September through June for about $49.

The toys can be returned to stores for a refund or replacement toy. For more information, the company can be reached at 1-866-428-6467 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Central time, Monday through Saturday.

Toyota Highlanders

Toyota is recalling 154,593 Highlanders for a fuel-vapor nozzle that could leak during a front-end collision.

The recall involves 2001 and 2002 models of the sport utility vehicles.

Toyota will notify owners of the recall this month, NHTSA said. Dealers will repair the SUVs for free.


FasTrak riding mowers

A Kansas company is recalling about 1,500 riding lawn mowers because the fuel line can droop and get cut, posing a fire hazard and possibly burns to users.

The recall involves Hustler "FasTrak" riding mowers with 44-inch and 52-inch decks, and are yellow and black with the "FasTrak" logo printed on both sides.

The mowers were sold by authorized dealers nationwide from November 2001 through May 2002 for between $4,700 and $5,500.

CPSC said consumers should stop using the mowers and contact their local Hustler dealer, where the problem can be fixed or the fuel line replaced, by calling 1-800-395-4757 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CDT, Monday through Friday.

MTD grass bags

An Ohio company is recalling about 5,000 grass bags for its lawn mowers because they do not seal properly, potentially causing injury from thrown debris.

The grass bags are attachments for the company's 19-inch electric walk-behind lawn mowers with model numbers 18A-407-000, with a red body, and 18A-407-062, which has a green body.


The mowers were sold at home improvement stores and mass retailers nationwide from January 2002 through July 2002 for under $200.

Consumers should contact MTD for a free replacement bag by calling 1-888-848-6038 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. CDT, Monday through Friday.

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