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Toro Recalls Power Clear Snowblowers and Recycler Mowers Due to Fire or Burn Hazard

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

Units:
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.

Description:
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

Picture of recalled PC-421 snowblower Diagram showing location of model and serial number
PC-421 Snowblower
Picture of recalled model 20323 recycler mower Diagram showing location of model and serial number
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

Source: cpsc.gov

 

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