According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Toro Co. is recalling its Z master riding mowers due to a fire hazard. The traction drive belt can wear through the mower’s fuel tank and cause fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard. Toro has received five reports of incidents with the mower.

The recall involves 2012 Toro Z Master Commercial 2000 Series ZRT riding mowers. The mowers are red and black. “Toro” and “2000 Series” are printed on the side and “Z Master Commercial” on the front of the mowers. The model and serial numbers are on a metal plate located at the front of the mower, below the seat, on the left-hand side. The following models and corresponding serial numbers are included in this recall: model number 74141 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000784; model number 74143 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000887; and model number 74145 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312001178.

The defective lawnmowers were sold from January 2012 through August 2012.

Consumers should stop using the recalled mowers immediately and contact a Toro dealer to schedule a free repair and/or to check if the repair has already been made to the mower.

For additional information, contact Toro toll-free at (855) 493-0090, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

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