January 7, 1999Toro Co. Announces Recall of
Lawn-Boy Power Mowers
Bloomington, MN (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Toro Co. Minn., is recalling
approximately 78,000 Lawn-Boy power mowers. Interference with the mower's mulching fan can
cause the mower blade to crack and break off. Broken pieces of the blade can be propelled
from underneath the mower, possibly injuring the operator or a bystander.
Toro has received one report of a consumer who was struck on the ankle by a piece of a
broken mower blade while mowing, resulting in a bruised tendon.
The recalled Lawn-Boy Silver Series, Four Cycle, walk-behind, 21-inch power mowers have
the following model and serial numbers, which are printed on a decal on the right rear of
Lawn-Boy Dealers and mass merchant
retail outlets, including Sears, Lowe's and the Home Depot, sold these mowers from January
1997 through November 1998 for between $280 and $400.
Consumers should stop using these recalled mowers immediately. The company is mailing
consumers free repair kits which include a new mower blade and modified mulching fan.
Consumers can have the repair performed for free at a local Lawn-Boy service dealer after
receiving the repair kit. Consumers who sent in their mower's registration card will
automatically be mailed a repair kit. Consumers who have not been notified should contact
their local Lawn-Boy service dealer for assistance.
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To locate the nearest
Lawn-Boy service dealer or for more information, consumers should call Lawn-Boy at (800)
444-8676 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.
Mowers currently being sold have been corrected.
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