Toro Recalls Zero Turn Riding Mowers Due to Fire Hazard

           Toro Recalls Zero Turn Riding Mowers Due to Fire Hazard

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013 /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


Recall Summary

Name of product: Toro® Z Master® Riding Mowers

Hazard: The idler pulley can rub against the mower's fuel tank, posing a fire

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 and click on Product Recall
Information on the bottom right-hand side of the page for more information.

Photos available at

Recall Details

Units: About 3,700 in the U.S. and 60 in Canada (about 2,600 units were
previously recalled in the U.S. and 30 in Canada in November 2012)

Description: This recall involves 2012 and 2013 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. When viewed from the operator's seat, the model and serial numbers are
on a metal plate located at the front of the mower, below the seat, on the
right-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 and 313000101 to 313000364; model number 74143 with
serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000881 and 313000101 to 313000432;
and model number 74145 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312001178
and 313000101 to 313000443.

Incidents/Injuries: Toro has received six reports of incidents. No injuries
have been reported.

Sold at: Toro dealers nationwide from January 2012 through April 2013 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

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

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at 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
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe

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

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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