WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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-inch 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</p>
38588 | 310000001 to 310999999 and 311000001 to 311003576
38589 | 310000001 to 310999999 and 311000001 to 311999999
Toro 20-inch 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 to 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