October 25, 2000Toro Co. Recalls 23,000 Lawn
MN (SafetyAlerts) - Toro Co. said
today it is recalling about 23,000 Toro Key Start power mowers. The wiring on these mowers
can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.
Toro has received eight reports of wiring on these mowers shorting out. No injuries have
The recalled Toro Key Start mowers are model 20045, gasoline- powered, walk-behind mowers
with a 21-inch cutting blade. The model number is on a decal on the right-rear of the
Toro dealers nationwide sold these mowers from February 1999 through September 2000 for
Consumers should stop using these recalled mowers immediately, and have the wiring harness
inspected and replaced, if needed, free of charge. Consumers with these mowers should
contact a Toro service dealer to have their mower inspected. To locate the nearest Toro
service dealer or for more information, consumers should call Toro at (888) 877-8873
between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
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