Toro recalls Z Master riding mowers

May 21, 2013 -  By

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a recall of Toro 2012 and 2013 Toro Z Master Commercial 2000 Series ZRT riding mowers because the idler pulley can rub against the mower’s fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.

The Toro Co. said it has received six reports of incidents and no reports of injuries.

The mowers, which are red and black, feature “Toro” and “2000 Series” printed on the side and “Z Master Commercial” on the front. 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 models and corresponding serial numbers included in this recall are: 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. Toro dealers sold the mowers nationwide from January 2012 through April 2013.

The recall encompasses about 3,700 in the U.S. and 60 in Canada. About 2,600 Toro riding mowers in the U.S. and 30 in Canada previously were recalled in November 2012.

The CPSC advises anyone who has a recalled mower to stop using it 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 said it has contacted registered owners of the recalled mowers.

The agency, which aims to protect the public from harm caused by unsafe consumer products, is interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this mower recall or involve a different hazard with the same mower. You may share your experience with the product here.


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