Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Toro Recalls TimeCutter Riding Mowers Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: 2015 Toro TimeCutter Riding Mowers

Hazard: The fuel filters on the mowers can become brittle and fractured, allowing fuel to leak and posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Toro toll-free at 844-521-2384 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.toro.com and click on "Safety" at the bottom of the page, then "Product Recall Information" for more information.

Units: About 8,600 (in addition, about 400 were sold in Canada)

Description: The 2015 TimeCutter riding mowers are red and black, with a gray seat. "TORO" is printed on the front and sides of the mower. A black and white "TIMECUTTER" decal is located in front of the operator seat. The model number and serial number are located on a decal affixed to the frame, under the seat. The following models are subject to this recall.

Model Number

Serial Number Range


315000876 - 315002048


315000101 - 315003342


315000152 - 315000437


315000101 - 315001155


315000101 - 315001700


315000101 - 315000150


315000340 - 315001172


315000403 - 315000437


315000178 - 315000320
315001400 - 315001493


315000624 - 315000698

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has reported five incidents of fuel leaking. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact the nearest Toro dealer to schedule a free repair. Consumers with registered machines will receive a letter and a fuel filter, and may contact a Toro Dealer if they are uncomfortable with the replacement procedure.

Sold at: Home Depot and other hardware, lawn and garden stores nationwide from November 2014 through October 2015 for about $3,400.

Importer: The Toro Company, of Bloomington, Minn.

Manufactured in: United States