The Toro Company recalls TimeMaster and TurfMaster Lawn Mowers

Starting date:
December 10, 2013
Posting date:
December 10, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Laceration Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-37115

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and The Toro Company.

Affected products

Toro TimeMaster and TurfMaster Lawn Mowers

Product description

This recall involves 2013 Toro TimeMaster 76-centimetre (30-inch) and TurfMaster 76-centimetre (30-inch) lawn mowers.  The phrases “TimeMaster” or “TurfMaster” and “Toro” are printed on the front of the black and red mower. “Toro” is also printed on the side of the mower. The model and serial numbers are located on a decal affixed to the engine base above the left rear tire.

The following models and serial numbers are included in this recall:
Model number description Model year Serial number ranges
20199 Toro TimeMaster 76 cm (30 in) 2013 313000101 to 313020271
20200 Toro TimeMaster 76 cm (30 in) 2013 313000101 to 313007366
22200 Toro TimeMaster 76 cm (30 in) 2013 313000101 to 313007146

Hazard identified

The mower’s blade can break, posing a laceration hazard to the user and others nearby.

Toro has received ten reports of the blades breaking, including three of which occurred in Canada.  No injuries have been reported.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these mowers.

Number sold

Approximately 1,594 units of the recalled mowers have been sold in Canada and approximately 34,500 in the United States at Toro dealers nationwide.

Time period sold

The affected mowers were sold from January 2013 through October 2013 in Canada and from November 2012 through October 2013 the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Mexico.

Companies

Manufacturer
The Toro Company
Bloomington
Minnesota
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the mower immediately and contact an authorized Toro service dealer for repair.

To locate an authorized Toro service dealer, consumers may call Toro toll-free at 1-855-340-7686 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.