WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–April 26, 2011. 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
|Snowblowers:||About 18,000 in the U.S. and 5,000 in Canada|
|Mowers:||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
|20″ Recycler Model 20323 Mower||Model and Serial Number Location|
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting www.saferproducts.gov