Recall: 2015 Toro TimeCutter Riding Mowers
On 2015-11-24, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding 2015 Toro TimeCutter Riding Mowers due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2014 for about $3400.
About 9,000 units are involved in this Toro riding mower recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 7th recall of products in the Riding Mowers & Yard Tractors category in 2015.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls,
involving about 700,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The fuel filters on the mowers can become brittle and fractured, allowing fuel to leak and posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The 2015 TimeCutter riding mowers are red and black, with a gray seat. "TORO" is printed on the front and sides of the mower. A black and white "TIMECUTTER" decal is located in front of the operator seat. The model number and serial number are located on a decal affixed to the frame, under the seat. The following models are subject to this recall.
|Model Number||Serial Number Range|
|74710||315000876 - 315002048|
|74720||315000101 - 315003342|
|74731||315000152 - 315000437|
|74750||315000101 - 315001155|
|74780||315000101 - 315001700|
|74781||315000101 - 315000150|
|74784||315000340 - 315001172|
|74787||315000403 - 315000437|
315000178 - 315000320
315001400 - 315001493
|74797||315000624 - 315000698|
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/55924r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Home Depot and other hardware, lawn and garden stores nationwide from November 2014 through October 2015 for about $3,400.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact the nearest Toro dealer to schedule a free repair. Consumers with registered machines will receive a letter and a fuel filter, and may contact a Toro Dealer if they are uncomfortable with the replacement procedure.
Toro toll-free at 844-521-2384 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.toro.com and click on "Safety" at the bottom of the page, then "Product Recall Information" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has reported five incidents of fuel leaking. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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