Citing 10 reports of broken lawn mower blades, Toro Co. is recalling more than 36,000 mowers sold in the U.S. and Canada in the past year.
There have been no reported injuries, but the mowers are being recalled because a flying broken blade could injure the user or others nearby.
The affected 2013 model year mowers are the TimeMaster 30-inch and TurfMaster 30-inch units. Consumers are urged to stop using the mowers and contact Toro at the toll-free 1-855-340-7686 number for free repairs. Consumers can also go to toro.com and click on “Product Recall Information.”
The mowers were sold from November 2012 through October 2013 at prices of $999 to $1,799. About 34,500 were sold in the United States, 1,600 in Canada.
The affected mowers are model number 20199, with serial numbers ranging from 313000101 to 313020271, model number 20200 with serial numbers ranging from 313000101 to 313007366, and model number 22200 with serial numbers ranging from 313000101 to 313007146. The model and serial numbers are on a decal above the left rear wheel.