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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, DC 20207
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2000
|Toro Recall Hotline: (888) 877-8873 |
Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301)
CPSC, Toro Co. Announce Recall of Lawn Mowers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In
cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Toro
Co., of Bloomington, Minn., is recalling about 23,000 Toro Key Start power
mowers. The wiring on these mowers can short circuit, posing a fire
Toro has received eight reports of wiring on these mowers
shorting out. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled Toro Key Start
mowers are model 20045, gasoline- powered, walk-behind mowers with a 21-inch
cutting blade. The model number is on a decal on the right-rear of the mower
Toro dealers nationwide sold these mowers from February 1999
through September 2000 for about $590.
Consumers should stop using these
recalled mowers immediately, and have the wiring harness inspected and replaced,
if needed, free of charge. Consumers with these mowers should contact a Toro
service dealer to have their mower inspected. To locate the nearest Toro service
dealer or for more information, consumers should call Toro at (888) 877-8873
between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.