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Toro Recalls Zero Turn Riding Mowers Due to Fire Hazard

  • 2012 and 2013 Toro Z Master Commercial 2000 Series ZRT riding mower, model 74145
  • Model and serial numbers located at the front of the mower, below the seat, on the right-hand side.
Name of Product:
Toro® Z Master® Riding Mowers
Hazard:
The idler pulley can rub against the mower's fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
May 09, 2013
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)
Consumer Contact

Toro; toll-free at (855) 493-0090, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.toro.com and click on Product Recall Information on the bottom right-hand side of the page for more information.

Recall Details

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. 

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.

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.

Importer:

The Toro Co., of Bloomington, Minn.

Manufacturer

The Toro Co., of Bloomington, Minn.

Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
13-187
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