Toro Recalls Riding Mowers Because Engine Could Turn On While Dismounting

Toro lawn mower - recall
Toro lawn mower - recall

The Toro Co. has recalled its Toro Z Master ZRT mowers because the riding mowers may turn on when the driver leaves the seat and the company has gotten one report of a consumer's foot being cut by the mower, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The recalled mowers include an optional light-gray deluxe seat that has a built-in operator presence switch. The problem is the switch may turn on the motor as the driver get up off the seat. About 3,700 mowers were sold in the United States through Toro dealers and another 109 were sold in Canada from September 2005 through January 2011 for between $13,000 and $17,000, CPSC said.