Mowers Recalled by The Toro Company Due to Injury Hazard

Mowers with the optional deluxe seat have an operator presence switch built into the seat that can activate the mower when the operator vacates the seat.

March 30, 2011
Alert #11-731
 

Mowers Recalled by The Toro Company Due to Injury Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC and Health Canada. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Toro Z Master ZRT Mowers

Units: About 3700 U.S. and 109 in Canada

Manufacturer: The Toro Company, Bloomington, Minn.

Hazard: Mowers with the optional deluxe seat have an operator presence switch built into the seat that can activate the mower when the operator vacates the seat, posing an injury hazard from the blade to the operator and anyone in the vicinity of the mower.

Incidents/Injuries: Toro has received one report of a foot laceration.

Description: These mowers are large commercial duty ZRT (zero radius turn) mowers with 52" to 72" cutting decks. They have light gray seats with an adjustment knob in the front of the bottom of the seat.

Model NumbersSerial Numbers
74264 260000001-260999999
74265 260000001-260999999
74266 270000001-280999999
74267 270000001-280999999
74274 270000001-280999999
74253 270000001-280999999
74254 270000001-280999999

Sold at: Toro dealers in the U.S. and Canada from September 2005 through January 2011 for prices ranging from $13,000 to 17,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: If your machine has the optional deluxe seat installed, which is light gray with adjustment knob on the front, contact Toro to have modification instructions sent to you. Consumers can make that modification themselves, or contact any Toro Dealer to have it completed for them at no charge.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Toro at (866) 946-3109, in the U.S. and Canada, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.Toro.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1304

Picture of recalled Toro Z Master ZRT MowerPicture of optional deluxe seat