Toro Recalls Zero Turn Mowers Due to Burn Hazard

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–October 22, 2009.  The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Toro Z Master ZRT Mowers (liquid-cooled models only)

Units: About 4,100

Manufacturer: The Toro Co., of Bloomington, Minn.

Hazard: The coolant overflow container on the recalled mowers can become over-pressurized and cause hot coolant to spray on the operator. This poses a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of burns to operators from the hot coolant.

Description: The recall involves liquid-cooled Toro Z Master Z580, Z580-D, Z593-D and Z595-D zero-turn mowers. These units are equipped with fuel-injected, liquid-cooled Kawasaki gasoline or liquid-cooled Kubota diesel engines. The following model numbers and serial numbers are included in the recall:

Model Numbers Serial Numbers
74264 260000001-260999999
74265 260000001-260999999
74266 270000001-290999999
74267 270000001-290999999
74274 270000001-290999999
74253 270000001-290999999
74254 270000001-290999999

The model and serial number can be located on a decal on a metal plate on the right hand side of the mower.

Sold at: Toro dealers nationwide from October 2005 through August 2009 for between $13,000 and $17,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Operators should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact Toro to receive a free repair kit. Toro has directly notified registered owners of this recall.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Toro toll-free at (866) 946-3109 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company’s Web site at