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The Toro Company Recalls Walk Behind Power Mower

Starting date:
April 16, 2015
Posting date:
April 16, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-52929

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

Affected products

Walk behind power mower

Product description

This recall involves the 2015 22-inch walk-behind power mower. The mower has a red base on four wheels, a black motor and handle, and a white bag attached for catching the clippings. A black plate on the front of the mower says “Toro Recycler 22.” The recalled mowers have model number 20337 and serial numbers ranging from 315000101 to 315000983. The model and serial numbers are located on a label found on the back of the machine.

Hazard identified

The mowers were assembled with an incorrect blade driver and blade combination, which may cause the blade to break, posing an injury hazard.

Neither Health Canada nor the Toro Company has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 100 recalled mowers were distributed in Canada and 800 in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from February to March 2015 in Canada and in the United States at various retailers.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Mexico.

Companies

Distributor
The Toro Company
Bloomington
Minnesota
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the mowers immediately and contact a Toro dealer to schedule a free repair.

For more information, consumers can call Toro toll-free at 1-844-521-2384 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT or visit the Toro's website and click on Product Recall at the bottom right-hand side of the page.

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.