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Toro Recalls 3,700 Mowers Over Seat Switch

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Toro Headquarters In Bloomington Minnesota

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NEW YORK (AP) — About 3,700 Toro Z Master ZRT Mowers are being recalled due to a problem with a switch that could accidentally activate the mower, The Toro Co. and watchdog agency the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.

Mowers with the optional deluxe seat have a switch built into the seat that may activate the mower when the user leaves the seat, the company and the agency said in disclosing the voluntary recall. That could cause the blade to injure the user or anyone in the path of the mover.

Toro, based in Bloomington, Minn., said it has received one report of a foot laceration.

It said the mowers were sold at Toro dealers in the U.S. and Canada from September 2005 through January of this year. It said owners can have a modification installed at no charge by a Toro dealer or get instructions on how to do it themselves.

Consumers can contact Toro at (866) 946-3109 for more information.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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