Toro recalls lawn mowers due to injury hazard

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall for TimeMaster and TurfMaster lawn mowers manufactured by Toro.

The mower's blade can break and injure the user and others nearby. If you own one, the CPSC suggests you immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact Toro for a free repair.

You can call Toro toll-free at 855-340-7686 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.toro.com and click on Product Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information

There are about 34,500 of these mowers in the United States and 1,600 in Canada.

This recall involves 2013 Toro TimeMaster 30" and 2013 Toro TurfMaster 30" lawn mowers with the following model and serial numbers: Model number 20199 with serial numbers ranging from 313000101 to 313020271; model number 20200 with serial numbers ranging from 313000101 to 313007366; and, model number 22200 with serial numbers ranging from 313000101 to 313007146. The phrases "TimeMaster" or "TurfMaster" and "Toro" are printed on the front of the black and red mower. "Toro" is also printed on the side of the mower. The model and serial numbers are located on a decal affixed to the engine base above the left rear tire.

They were sold nationwide from November 2012 through October 2013 for between $999 and $1,799.