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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, DC 20207
|July 20, 2001
CPSC, The Toro Company Announce Recall of Riding MowersPRODUCT:
- The Toro Company, of Bloomington, Minn., is voluntarily
recalling approximately 39,000 Toro and Exmark brand commercial duty zero turn
radius riding mowers. The recall involves Toro and Exmark mowers equipped with
engine sizes from 17 to 26 HP and mowing deck widths from 44 to 72 inches. Toro
and Exmark commercial dealers sold these riding mowers nationwide between
January 1998 through March 2001 for between $6300 to $11,200.
can be identified from a decal located on the right side of the operating
console below the seat. Included are:Exmark Lazer HP
Zmaster Z-100 Series
Zmaster Z-200 Series
Spilled fuel can ignite during refueling when fuel vapors are drawn into the hot
Toro has received 28 reports of fires
and 12 reports of minor burn injuries, mainly to commercial users.
WHAT TO DO:
Call Exmark at 800-479-8379 or Toro at 888-577-7466
for assistance in determining if the riding mower is part of the recall. If so,
local Exmark or Toro dealers will install a spark arrester and (selected Exmark
models only) a new fuel tank for free. Registered owners should already have
been contacted by letter.