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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
March 27, 2003
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800)689-8671 |
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Yolanda Fultz-Morris, (301) 504-7908
CPSC, The Toro Company Announce Recall of Snowthrowers
- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The
Toro Company, of Bloomington, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 3,400 Toro
Snow Commander snowthrowers. The plastic fuel tank can crack and leak gasoline,
posing a risk for fire and injury.
Toro has received 29 reports of fuel
leaking. No fires or injuries have been reported.
This recall includes
2001 Toro Snow Commander snowthrowers with model number 38600 (serial numbers
between 210000001 and 210999999) and model number 38602 (serial numbers between
210000001 and 210999999). The model and serial numbers are located on the rear
of the axle plate between the wheels.
The snowthrowers were sold
nationwide October 2000 through March 2003 for between $850 and
Consumers should stop using these Toro snowthrowers and contact
their local Toro Authorized Service Dealer to find out if the snowthrower is
included in the recall. If necessary, the dealer will schedule a time to install
a free replacement fuel tank. For more information, contact Toro at (800)
689-8671 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Saturday. Consumers can also visit the firm's web site at http://www.toro.com/safety/recall_fulltext.cgi?doc_id=14
Toro Company has notified registered owners directly.