Today the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of the Zero Turn Riding Mowers due to potential fire hazard. The idler pulley can rub against the mower’s fuel tank, posing a fire hazard. About 3,700 units were sold in the U.S. and 60 in Canada, about 2,600 units were previously recalled in the U.S. and 30 in Canada in November 2012.
This recall involves 2012 and 2013 Toro Z Master Commercial 2000 Series ZRT riding mowers. The mowers are red and black. “Toro” and “2000 Series” are printed on the side and “Z Master Commercial” on the front of the mowers. When viewed from the operator’s seat, the model and serial numbers are on a metal plate located at the front of the mower, below the seat, on the right-hand side. The following models and corresponding serial numbers are included in this recall: model number 74141 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000784 and 313000101 to 313000364; model number 74143 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000881 and 313000101 to 313000432; and model number 74145 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312001178 and 313000101 to 313000443.
Toro has received six reports of incidents. If you or a family member has suffered significant burn injuries as the result of a riding mower or wrongful death as the result of defective product please contact one of our personal injury attorney at Swartz & Swartz, P.C.. You can call us at (617) 742-1900, or if you are outside the Boston area, call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. We are here to answer your questions and discuss how to protect your legal rights.