Toro Recalls TimeCutter Riding Mowers Due to Fire Hazard

24 Nov, 2015, 11:30 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Toro-Recalls-TimeCutter-Riding-Mowers

Recall Summary

Name of Product: 2015 Toro TimeCutter Riding Mowers

Hazard: The fuel filters on the mowers can become brittle and fractured, allowing fuel to leak and posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact the nearest Toro dealer to schedule a free repair. Consumers with registered machines will receive a letter and a fuel filter, and may contact a Toro Dealer if they are uncomfortable with the replacement procedure.

Consumer Contact: Toro toll-free at 844-521-2384 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.toro.com and click on "Safety" at the bottom of the page, then "Product Recall Information" for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 8,600 (in addition, about 400 were sold in Canada)

Description: The 2015 TimeCutter riding mowers are red and black, with a gray seat. "TORO" is printed on the front and sides of the mower. A black and white "TIMECUTTER" decal is located in front of the operator seat. The model number and serial number are located on a decal affixed to the frame, under the seat. The following models are subject to this recall.

Model Number

Serial Number Range

74710

315000876 - 315002048

74720

315000101 - 315003342

74731

315000152 - 315000437

74750

315000101 - 315001155

74780

315000101 - 315001700

74781

315000101 - 315000150

74784

315000340 - 315001172

74787

315000403 - 315000437

74790

315000178 - 315000320
315001400 - 315001493

74797

315000624 - 315000698

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has reported five incidents of fuel leaking. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Home Depot and other hardware, lawn and garden stores nationwide from November 2014 through October 2015 for about $3,400.

Importer/Distributor: The Toro Company, of Bloomington, Minn.

Manufactured in: United States

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/55924r-eng.php

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