On Tuesday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall of Toro Power Clear Snowblowers and Toro Recycler Lawn Mowers. Toro is recalling nearly 23,000 snowblowers in addition to roughly 6,000 lawn mowers. As a Pembroke Pines Products Liability Attorney, I feel that this recall is worth bringing to my readers’ attention, because according to the CPSC, “The carburetors on both products develop fuel leaks and can ignite when exposed to an ignition source, posing a fire or burn hazard.” As of today, there haven’t been any injury reports, and hopefully alerting more people of the recall can help prevent any additional potential injuries.
For anyone who might own either of these products, the CPSC Toro Power Clear Snowblower and Recycler Recall Release can be found here. According to the report, there have already been approximately 500 reports of leaking carburetors, which is why an immediate recall is so important. Furthermore, as stated in this BusinessWeek Toro Recall article, the recalled snowblowers and mowers were also sold in Canada, not just the United States. As a Pembroke Pines Personal Injury Lawyer, I truly hope that the owners of these Toro snowblowers and mowers receive news of the recall immediately.
A fire risk is something that needs to be taken very seriously, no matter how improbable it may seem. As with any recall, safety is of the utmost importance and one must act with great caution. As a Pembroke Pines Personal Injury Attorney, I have seen countless recalls over the years, and I would like to remind everyone that every recall is extremely serious and if you own a recalled product, to always pay attention to the recall instructions.