WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: TimeMaster and TurfMaster lawn mowers
Hazard: The mower's blade can break and injure the user and others nearby.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact Toro for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: Toro toll-free at (855) 340-7686 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.toro.com and click on Product Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Toro-Recalls-TimeMaster-and-TurfMaster-Lawn-Mowers/
Units: About 34,500 in the United States and 1,600 in Canada
Description: This recall involves 2013 Toro TimeMaster 30" and 2013 Toro TurfMaster 30" lawn mowers with the following model and serial numbers: Model number 20199 with serial numbers ranging from 313000101 to 313020271; model number 20200 with serial numbers ranging from 313000101 to 313007366; and, model number 22200 with serial numbers ranging from 313000101 to 313007146. The phrases "TimeMaster" or "TurfMaster" and "Toro" are printed on the front of the black and red mower. "Toro" is also printed on the side of the mower. The model and serial numbers are located on a decal affixed to the engine base above the left rear tire.
Incidents/Injuries: Toro has received ten reports of blades breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Toro dealers nationwide from November 2012 through October 2013 for between $999 and $1,799.
Distributor: The Toro Co., of Bloomington, Minn.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/37115r-eng.php
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.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission