Toro Recalls Power Clear Snowblowers and Recycler Mowers Due to Fire or Burn Hazard

The carburetors on both products develop fuel leaks and can ignite when exposed to an ignition source, posing a fire or burn hazard.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2011
Release #11-207
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 738-4440

HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Toro Power Clear Snowblower and the Toro 20" Recycler Mower

Units:
  Snowblowers:   About 18,000 in the U.S. and 5,000 in Canada
    Mowers:   About 6,000 in the U.S. and 200 in Canada

Manufacturer: The Toro Company, of Bloomington, Minn.

Hazard: The carburetors on both products develop fuel leaks and can ignite when exposed to an ignition source, posing a fire or burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been about 500 reports of carburetor leaks. There were no reports of fire or injury.

Description:
  Toro PC-421Q Snowblowers:   The model/serial numbers are found on a decal on the underside of the rear of the unit. Model and serial numbers are:
    Model Number Serial Number
    38588 310000001 to 310999999 and 311000001 to 311003576
    38589 310000001 to 310999999 and 311000001 to 311999999
 
  Toro 20" Recycler Mower:   The model and serial numbers are found on a decal on the left rear of the mower.
Model 20323; Serial number 310000001 to 310999999.

Sold at: Toro Dealers in the United States and Canada from September 2009-March 2011.

Manufactured in: Mower in Mexico; Snowblower in the United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the products and contact a Toro Service Dealer for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, including the name of a dealer near you, contact Toro toll free at 877-738-4440 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT, or visit Toro's website: www.toro.com

Picture of recalled PC-421 snowblower Diagram showing location of model and serial number
PC-421 Snowblower  
Picture of recalled model 20323 recycler mower Diagram showing location of model and serial number
20" Recycler Model 20323 Mower Model and Serial Number Location