Certain Lawn-Boy Mowers Recalled For Brake Adjustment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

June 30, 1994

(301) 504-7908

Release # 94-101

 

Certain Lawn-Boy Mowers Recalled For Brake Adjustment

PRODUCT: About 39,000 model 10201 and 10301 Lawn-Boy walk- behind lawn mowers purchased before January 1, 1994.

PROBLEM: In certain conditions, the lawn mower's blade may not stop within three seconds after the mower is stopped, as is required by a 1982 federal standard. This results in an increased risk of injury to users or bystanders.

WHAT TO DO: Contact a local Lawn-Boy service dealer to have the brake adjusted at no charge. For more information, customers can contact Lawn-Boy at (800) 526-6937.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Toro Company of Bloomington, Minn. is voluntarily recalling certain 1993 and 1994 Lawn-Boy walk-behind lawn mowers. The mower's blade may not stop within three seconds after the mower is stopped, as is required by a 1982 federal standard. This results in an increased risk of injury to users or bystanders.

The recall/repair program affects the following "Silver Series" mowers:

Model #

Serial # Range

10201

3949964-4939085

10301

3930644-4938617



The model number is located between the handles on the mower housing.

This recall only affects mowers purchased before January 1, 1994. Mowers purchased after this date meet the standard.

Customers who own one of these models should contact their Lawn-Boy service center to have the brake adjusted at no charge. For information on how to locate a Lawn-Boy service center, or for questions about this program, call Lawn-Boy at (800) 526-6937.

The Toro Company has received no reports of injuries associated with this condition.