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Toro Riding Mowers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Toro(r) Z Master(r) Riding Mowers

Units: About 2,600 in the U.S. and 31 in Canada

Manufacturer: The Toro Co., of Bloomington, Minn.

Hazard: The traction drive belt can wear through the mower's fuel tank and cause fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Toro has received five reports of incidents. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves 2012 Toro Z Master Commercial 2000 Series ZRT riding mowers. The mowers are red and black. "Toro" and "2000 Series" are printed on the side and "Z Master Commercial" on the front of the mowers. The model and serial numbers are on a metal plate located at the front of the mower, below the seat, on the left-hand side. The following models and corresponding serial numbers are included in this recall: model number 74141 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000784; model number 74143 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000887; and model number 74145 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312001178.

Sold at: Toro dealers nationwide from January 2012 through August 2012 for between $7,700 and $8,700.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled mowers 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 has contacted registered owners of the recalled mowers.

Consumer Contact: Toro; toll-free at (855) 493-0090, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at and click on Product Recall Information on the bottom right-hand side of the page for more information.

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
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