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Consumer product recall

Toro Z Master Riding Mowers

Starting date:
May 9, 2013
Posting date:
May 9, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety, Flammability Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

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

Affected products

Toro® Z Master® Riding Mowers

Product description

This recall involves 2012 and 2013 Toro® Z Master® Commercial 2000 Series ZRT riding mowers with the following model and serial number ranges:

Riding Mowers affected by this recall
Model Number Serial Numbers
74141 312000101 to 312000784 and 313000101 to 313000364
74143 312000101 to 312000881 and 313000101 to 313000432
74145 312000101 to 312001178 and 313000101 to 313000443

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.

Hazard identified

The idler pulley can rub against the mower’s fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.

Toro has received six reports of incidents in the United States. No injuries have been reported.

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

Number sold

Approximately 60 recall mowers were distributed in Canada and about 3,700 in the United States (about 30 units were previously recalled in Canada and 2,600 in the United States in November 2012).

Time period sold

The recalled mowers were sold from January 2012 to April 2013 at authorized Toro dealers across Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States of America.



The Toro Company




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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled mowers immediately and contact a Toro dealer to schedule a free repair and/or to check if the repair has already been made to the mower. Toro has contacted registered owners of the recalled mowers.

For more information, consumers may contact Toro toll-free at 1-855-493-0090, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website and click on "Product Recall Information" on the bottom right-hand side of the page for more information.

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

Toro Z Master Riding Mowers

2012-11-27 | Consumer products