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Toro® recalls equipment with Kohler Engines

Starting date:
May 23, 2014
Posting date:
May 23, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fire Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Kohler engines used in Toro and Exmark mowers and compact utility loaders

Product description

This recall involves various Toro and Exmark mowers and compact utility loaders.  The Toro ZRT mowers are red and black. The Toro Dingo compact utility loaders are red and black with the exception of model 22321G which is green. The Exmark Lazer ZRT and Pioneer Series mowers are red and gray and the Exmark Navigator mower is red and gray with a white hopper.

The model and serial numbers are found in the following locations:

  • For the Toro ZRT and Exmark ZRT riding mowers, on a metal plate on the front of the mower below the seat,
  • For the Toro Dingo compact utility loaders, on a metal plate on the front right,
  • For the ExmarkNavigator riding mowers, on a metal plate below the hopper on the right hand side.
The following Toro and Exmark models and serial number ranges were sold in Canada and are equipped with the identified Kohler engine models CH740 and CV740:
Description Model Number Serial Number Range
Toro 5000 Series Z Master 74915 290000101 through 313000776
Toro 5000 Series Z Master 74916 312000101 through 313000227
Toro Dingo TX 427 Narrow Track 22321 290000101 through 313000200
Toro Dingo TX 427 Wide Track 22322 290000101 through 313000200
Exmark Lazer Z Advantage Series LZA27KC604 863426 through 898201
Exmark Lazer Z Advantage Series LZAS27KC524 793094 through 897026
Exmark Lazer Z Advantage Series LZAS27KC604 791555 through 897538
Exmark Lazer Z E-Series LZE27KC604 921923 through 980310
Exmark Lazer Z E-Series LZE740KC604 312600125 through 313663278
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series LZS27KC524 921598 through 975695
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series LZS27KC604 920112 through 980915
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series LZS740KC604 312600217 through 313641889
Exmark Lazer Z X-Series LZX27KC526 921823 through 981002
Exmark Lazer Z X-Series LZX27KC606 923098 through 978414
Exmark Lazer Z X-Series LZX740KC526 312602676 through 312646532
Exmark Lazer Z X-Series LZX740KC606 312600721 through 312653486
Exmark Lazer Z LZZ27KC526 790624 through 896949
Exmark Lazer Z LZZ27KC606 790100 through 897610
Exmark Navigator NV27KC 933690 through 971876
Exmark Navigator NV740KC 312603656 through 312654022
Exmark Pioneer S-Series PNS740KC604 312600117 through 313664863


Hazard identified

The Kohler engine electrical system can fail and may cause a fire hazard.

The firms have received reports of 28 incidents with the recalled mowers and compact utility loaders.  None of the incidents originated in Canada.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these recalled mowers and compact utility loaders.

Number sold

Approximately 343 recalled units were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled units were sold from 2009 to 2013 at authorized Toro and Exmark dealers across Canada.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.


Recalled engines were manufactured by: Kohler Engines
The units utilizing recalled engines: The Toro Company
The units utilizing recalled engines: Exmark Manufacturing Company, Inc.

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately and contact a Toro or Exmark dealer to have them replace the identified electrical components.

For more information, consumers may contact Toro toll-free at 1-855-340-7689 or Exmark toll-free at 1-800-667-5296, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the Toro website and click on Product Recall Information on the bottom right-hand side of the page.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.