Faulty Fuel Filters Lead to Lawnmower Recall from Toro Company

Faulty Fuel Filters Lead to Lawnmower Recall from Toro Company
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November 24, 2015

The Toro Company is issuing a recall for lawnmowers due to safety concerns.

The manufacturer is voluntarily recalling the 2015 Toro TimeCutter Riding Mower because the fuel filters can become brittle and fractured, allowing fuel to leak and pose a fire hazard. Toro believes that about 8,600 mowers are affected by the defect.

The TimeCutter Riding Mower is 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. For a list of the affected model and serial numbers, see the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release.

Consumers could purchase these models at Home Depot and other hardware, lawn and garden stores nationwide from November 2014 through October 2015 for about $3,400.

The firm has reported five incidents of fuel leaking. No injuries have been reported.

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.

Customers with questions about the recall can contact Toro customer service at (844) 521-2384.