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October 25, 2000

Toro Co. Recalls 23,000 Lawn Mowers

Toro Lawn Mowers recalledBloomington, 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 been reported.

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 mower housing.

Toro dealers nationwide sold these mowers from February 1999 through September 2000 for about $590.

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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