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Toro Mowers Recalled Following Burn Reports

Oct 23, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP The Toro Company of Bloomington, Minnesota has issued a recall of about 4,100 Toro Z Master ZRT Mowers due to burn hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. Only liquid-cooled, zero-turn Toro mowers are involved in the recall.

The coolant overflow container on the recalled Toro Z Master ZRT Mowers can become over-pressurized and cause hot coolant to spray on the operator. This poses a burn hazard to consumers. To date, Toro Company has received six reports of burns to operators from the hot coolant.

The recall involves liquid-cooled Toro Z Master Z580, Z580-D, Z593-D, and Z595-D zero-turn mowers. These units are equipped with fuel-injected, liquid-cooled Kawasaki gasoline or liquid-cooled Kubota diesel engines. The following model numbers and serial numbers are included in the recall. The model and serial number can be located on a decal on a metal plate on the right-hand side of the mower.

Model number 74264; serial numbers: 260000001-260999999
Model number 74265; serial numbers: 260000001-260999999
Model number 74266; serial numbers: 270000001-290999999
Model number 74267; serial numbers: 270000001-290999999
Model number 74274; serial numbers: 270000001-290999999
Model number 74253; serial numbers: 270000001-290999999
Model number 74254; serial numbers: 270000001-290999999

The recalled Toro Z Master ZRT Mowers, which were manufactured in the United States, were sold at Toro dealers nationwide from October 2005 through August 2009 and retailed for between $13,000 and $17,000.

The CPSC is advising operators to immediately stop using the recalled Toro Z Master ZRT Mowers and contact Toro to receive a free repair kit. Toro has directly notified registered owners of this recall. Toro can be reached toll-free at 1-866-946-3109 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday or at the company’s Web site at www.toro.com.


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