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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stacey Reuben Mesa
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189
June 30, 1994
Release # 94-101

Toro Company Recalls Lawn-Boy Mowers

PRODUCT: About 39,000 model 10201 and 10301 Lawn-Boy walk- behind lawn mowers purchased before January 1, 1994.

PROBLEM: In certain conditions, the lawn mower's blade may not stop within three seconds after the mower is stopped, as is required by a 1982 federal standard. This results in an increased risk of injury to users or bystanders.

WHAT TO DO: Contact a local Lawn-Boy service dealer to have the brake adjusted at no charge. For more information, customers can contact Lawn-Boy at (800) 526-6937.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Toro Company of Bloomington, Minn. is voluntarily recalling certain 1993 and 1994 Lawn-Boy walk-behind lawn mowers. The mower's blade may not stop within three seconds after the mower is stopped, as is required by a 1982 federal standard. This results in an increased risk of injury to users or bystanders.

The recall/repair program affects the following "Silver Series" mowers:

Model # Serial # Range
10201 3949964-4939085
10301 3930644-4938617



The model number is located between the handles on the mower housing.

This recall only affects mowers purchased before January 1, 1994. Mowers purchased after this date meet the standard.

Customers who own one of these models should contact their Lawn-Boy service center to have the brake adjusted at no charge. For information on how to locate a Lawn-Boy service center, or for questions about this program, call Lawn-Boy at (800) 526-6937.

The Toro Company has received no reports of injuries associated with this condition.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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