RECALLS THIS WEEK: Toro Mowers, Lawn Mowers

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The Toro Company is recalling Z Master ZRT Mowers sold nationwide and in Canada from September 2005 to January 2011. 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.

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. Model and serial numbers can be found at

Consumers can contact Toro at (866) 946-3109 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit to have modification
instructions sent to you. More info at


Exmark Manufacturing Company is recalling Pioneer S-Series riding mowers
sold nationwide from February 11, 2011 to March 10, 2011. Welds on the
motion control linkage can fail and cause the driver to lose control of the
machine, resulting in a crash hazard.

2011 Exmark Pioneer S-Series zero radius turn riding mowers with red,
welded, tubular steel frames and mowing decks in three sizes - 44, 48 and 52 inches. Operators use two levers to control the mowers. The name Exmark is on the front of the seat mount and the name Pioneer is on the front of the floor pan. Models numbers can be found at

Consumers should contact their Exmark dealer to have the improperly welded parts replaced.

Consumers can also contact Exmark at 800-667-5296, between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit More info at
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