Toro Recalls TimeCutter Riding Mowers Due to Fire Hazard

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

Recall date: November 24, 2015
Recall number: 16-044
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    Toro TimeCutter Riding Mower

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    Toro TimeCutter Riding Mower Model and Serial Number Plate

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.

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.

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

Health Canada Logo
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.

Remedy

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. 

Sold at

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

Importer(s)

The Toro Company, of Bloomington, Minn.

Manufactured in

United States

  • Toro TimeCutter Riding Mower

  • Toro TimeCutter Riding Mower

  • Toro TimeCutter Riding Mower Model and Serial Number Plate