July 16, 2003CPSC, Toro Company Recall Riding Lawn
following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation
with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless
Name of Product: TimeCutter Z Riding Lawn Mowers
Manufacturer: Toro Company, of Bloomington, Minn.
Hazard: The actuator arm could fail, resulting in a loss of transmission
control and risk of personal injury.
Incidents/Injuries: One consumer reported loss of control resulting in a tip
over. The consumer received a black eye, along with cuts and bruises.
Model Serial Range Description
74301 230000001-230003210 14 HP 38-inch cut zero-turn radius tractor
74325 230000001-230000500 16 HP 42-inch cut zero-turn radius tractor
74330 230000001-230003070 16 HP 42-inch cut zero-turn radius tractor
74350 230000001-230001145 17 HP 42-inch cut zero-turn radius tractor
The model and serial number decal can be found on the frame below the seat.
Sold At: Authorized Toro dealers sold these tractors nationwide from January
2003 to April 2003 for between $2700 and $3300.
Manufactured In: U.S.A.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using their riding mowers until free repairs
can be made. Contact a Toro dealer immediately for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Toro on (800) 525-0059,
between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit
purchased in Canada call (800) 718-8996.