Toro Riding Mowers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of product: Toro® Z Master® Riding Mowers
Hazard:
The traction drive belt can wear through the mower's fuel tank and cause fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled mowers immediately and contact a Toro dealer to schedule a free repair and/or to check if the repair has already been made to the mower. Toro has contacted registered owners of the recalled mowers.
Consumer Contact: 
Toro; toll-free at (855) 493-0090, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.toro.com and click on Product Recall Information on the bottom right-hand side of the page for more information.

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13048.html?tab=recalls.

Recall Details

Units: About 2,600 in the U.S. and 31 in Canada
Description: This recall involves 2012 Toro Z Master Commercial 2000 Series ZRT riding mowers. The mowers are red and black. "Toro" and "2000 Series" are printed on the side and "Z Master Commercial" on the front of the mowers. The model and serial numbers are on a metal plate located at the front of the mower, below the seat, on the left-hand side. The following models and corresponding serial numbers are included in this recall: model number 74141 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000784; model number 74143 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000887; and model number 74145 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312001178.   
Incidents/Injuries:
Toro has received five reports of incidents. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Toro dealers nationwide from January 2012 through August 2012 for between $7,700 and $8,700.
Manufacturer:
The Toro Co., of Bloomington, Minn.
Manufactured in:
United States

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1727.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

Media Contact
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Use this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime

Hotline can be used to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe  products.

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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