Toro Recalls Z Master ZRT Mowers Due to Injury Hazard

Toro Recalls Z Master ZRT Mowers Due to Injury Hazard

Name of Product: Toro Z Master ZRT Mowers

Units: About 3700 U.S. and 109 Canada

Manufacturer: The Toro Company, Bloomington, Minn.

Hazard: Mowers with the optional deluxe seat have an operator presence switch built into the seat that may activate the mower when the operator vacates the seat, posing an injury hazard from the blade to the operator and anyone in the vicinity of the mower.

Incidents/Injuries: Toro has received one report of a foot laceration.

Description: These mowers are large commercial duty ZRT (zero radius turn) mowers with 52” to 72” cutting decks. They have light gray seats with an adjustment knob in the front of the bottom of the seat.

Affected model numbers / serial numbers

74264 / 260000001-260999999

74265 / 260000001-260999999

74266 / 270000001-280999999

74267 / 270000001-280999999

74274 / 270000001-280999999

74253 / 270000001-280999999

74254 / 270000001-280999999

Sold at: Toro dealers in the U.S. and Canada from September 2005 through January 2011 for prices ranging from $13,000 to 17,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: If your machine has the optional deluxe seat installed, which is light gray with adjustment knob on the front, contact Toro to have modification instructions sent to you. Consumers can make that modification themselves, or contact any Toro Dealer to have it completed for them at no charge.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Toro at (866) 946-3109, in the U.S. and Canada, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at