|July 15, 2003
CPSC, Toro Company Recall Riding Lawn Mowers
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: TimeCutter Z Riding Lawn Mowers
Manufacturer: Toro Company, of Bloomington, Minn.
Hazard: The actuator arm could fail, resulting in a loss of transmission control and risk of personal injury.
Incidents/Injuries: One consumer reported loss of control resulting in a tip over. The consumer received a black eye, along with cuts and bruises.
|74301||230000001-230003210||14 HP 38-inch cut zero-turn radius tractor|
|74325||230000001-230000500||16 HP 42-inch cut zero-turn radius tractor|
|74330||230000001-230003070||16 HP 42-inch cut zero-turn radius tractor|
|74350||230000001-230001145||17 HP 42-inch cut zero-turn radius tractor|
The model and serial number decal can be found on the frame below the seat.
Sold At: Authorized Toro dealers sold these tractors nationwide from January 2003 to April 2003 for between $2700 and $3300.
Manufactured In: U.S.A.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using their riding mowers until free repairs can be made. Contact a Toro dealer immediately for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Toro on (800) 525-0059, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.toro.com. If purchased in Canada call (800) 718-8996.
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 help 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.
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