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Toro Recalls Power Clear Snowblowers and Recycler Mowers Due to Fire or Burn Hazard
TORO RECALLS POWER CLEAR SNOWBLOWERS AND RECYCLER MOWERS DUE TO FIRE OR BURN HAZARD
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 Power Clear Snowblower and the Toro 20" Recycler Mower
||About 18,000 in the U.S. and 5,000 in Canada|
||About 6,000 in the U.S. and 200 in Canada|
Manufacturer: The Toro Company, of Bloomington, Minn.
Hazard: The carburetors on both products develop fuel leaks and can ignite when exposed to an ignition source, posing a fire or burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been about 500 reports of carburetor leaks. There were no reports of fire or injury.
| ||Toro PC-421Q Snowblowers: ||The model/serial numbers are found on a decal on the underside of the rear of the unit. Model and serial numbers are:|
| || ||Model Number||Serial Number|
| || ||38588||310000001 to 310999999 and 311000001 to 311003576|
| || ||38589||310000001 to 310999999 and 311000001 to 311999999|
| ||Toro 20" Recycler Mower:
||The model and serial numbers are found on a decal on the left rear of the mower.|
Model 20323; Serial number 310000001 to 310999999.
Sold at: Toro Dealers in the United States and Canada from September 2009-March 2011.
Manufactured in: Mower in Mexico; Snowblower in the United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the products and contact a Toro Service Dealer for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, including the name of a dealer near you, contact Toro toll free at 877-738-4440 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT, or visit Toro's website: 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=1315
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11207.html
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