Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Toro Recalls TimeCutter Riding Mowers Due to Fire Hazard

 Toro TimeCutter Riding Mower
Recall date: November 24, 2015
Recall number: 16-044

Recall Summary

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.
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.
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Recall Details

In conjunction with

Health Canada Logo
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
74710
315000876 - 315002048
74720
315000101 - 315003342
74731
315000152 - 315000437
74750
315000101 - 315001155
74780
315000101 - 315001700
74781
315000101 - 315000150
74784
315000340 - 315001172
74787
315000403 - 315000437
74790
315000178 - 315000320
315001400 - 315001493
74797
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(s)
The Toro Company, of Bloomington, Minn.
Manufactured in
United States

Exmark Recalls Quest Riding Mowers Due to a Fire Hazard

  Exmark 2015 Quest Riding Mower
Recall date: November 24, 2015
Recall number: 16-043

Recall Summary

Name of product: 2015 Exmark Quest Riding Mowers
Hazard:
The fuel filters on the mowers can become brittle and fractured, allowing fuel to leak and posing a fire hazard.
Consumer Contact: Exmark toll-free at 800-667-5296 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.exmark.com and click on “Service & Support” at the top of the page, then on “Safety”, then on “Recalls” for more information.
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Recall Details

In conjunction with

Health Canada Logo
Units
About 500 (in addition, about six were sold in Canada)
Description
The 2015 Quest riding mowers are red black, and gray. “Exmark” is printed on the sides and in front of the operator seat. “Quest” is printed on the front of the riding mowers. The model number and serial number are located on a decal affixed to the frame, under the seat. The recalled mode number is QTS452CEM34200. Quest mower has serial numbers ranging from 315606482 to 315628458.
Incidents/Injuries
The firm reported one incident of fuel leaking. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact an Exmark dealer to schedule a free repair. Consumers with registered mowers will receive a letter and a fuel filter, and may contact an Exmark Dealer if they are uncomfortable with the replacement procedure.
Sold at
Hardware, lawn and garden stores nationwide from November 2014 through October 2015 for about $3,700.
Importer(s)
Exmark Manufacturing Co. Inc., of Beatrice, Neb.
Manufactured in
United States

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GE Recalls Air Conditioning and Heating Units Due to Risk of Fire

Recall date: November 03, 2015
Recall number: 16-025

GE Zoneline┬« Air Conditioners and Heating Units 

Recall Summary

Name of product: GE Zoneline® Air Conditioners and Heating Units
Hazard:
Moisture from outdoor air can accumulate near the unit’s heater when the unit is operated with the vent door continuously open. This, along with two shorted electrical components, can create an electrical ground path and arcing, posing a risk of fire.
Consumer Contact: GE toll free at 866-723-2697 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.geappliances.com/products/recall or www.geappliances.com and click the Recall Information tab for more information.
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Recall Details

Units
About 33,500
Description
This recall involves GE Zoneline Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and heating units with listed serial numbers. These units are most often used in hotels, apartment buildings and commercial spaces. The GE logo is affixed to the control panel door. Units with the following models and serial numbers are included in this recall:

Brand
Model Prefix
Serial Number (Begins with)



GE
AZ40E09E
AZ41E07E
AZ41E09E
AZ41E12E
AZ41E15E
AZ61H07E
AZ61H09E
AZ61H12E
AZ61H15E

AT, AV, AZ, DT, DV, DZ, FT, FV, FZ, GS, GT, GV, GZ, HT, HV, HZ, LT, LV, LZ, MT, MV, MZ, RT, RV, RZ, ST, SV, SZ, TT, TV, TZ,  VS, VT, VV, VZ, ZS,  ZT,  ZV, ZZ


The model and serial numbers are printed on the rating plate that can be seen after removing the front panel. 
Incidents/Injuries
GE has received three reports involving smoke and/or fire associated with the unit’s heater resulting in about $30,000 of property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy
Consumers should contact GE to schedule a free repair. Do not operate the PTAC unit with the external vent open while awaiting a free repair. Property maintenance personnel should remove the unit’s front panel and locate the vent door control lever at the left side of the Zoneline unit to ensure the lever is in the closed position.
Sold at
GE authorized representatives and HVAC distributors nationwide from January 2010 through December 2013 for between $1,000 and $1,200.
Importer(s)
GE Appliances, of Louisville, KY 
Manufactured in
China

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