The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with The Toro Company, of Bloomington, Minn., announced a voluntary recall of about 18,000 Toro Power Clear Snowblowers in the U.S., 5,000 in Canada, and about 6,000 Toro 20" Recycler Mowers in the U.S., 200 in Canada today.
Hazard: The carburetors on both products develop fuel leaks and can ignite when exposed to an ignition source, posing a fire or burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been about 500 reports of carburetor leaks. There were no reports of fire or injury.
Toro PC-421Q Snowblowers:The model/serial numbers are found on a decal on the underside of the rear of the unit. Model and serial numbers are: Model Number Serial Number 38588 310000001 to 310999999 and 311000001 to 311003576 38589 310000001 to 310999999 and 311000001 to 311999999
Toro 20" Recycler Mower:The model and serial numbers are found on a decal on the left rear of the mower. Model 20323; Serial number 310000001 to 310999999.
Sold at: Toro Dealers in the United States and Canada from September 2009-March 2011.
Manufactured in: Mower in Mexico; Snowblower in the United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the products and contact a Toro Service Dealer for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, including the name of a dealer near you, contact Toro toll free at 877-738-4440 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT, or visit Toro's website: www.toro.com.
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1315.