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Nov 27, 2012 12:13 PM by AP

Riding lawn mowers and cordless drills being recalled

The following recalls has been announced:

CORDLESS DRILLS

DETAILS: Cordless Drills imported by Harbor Freight Tools of Camarillo, Calif.; sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide, via catalog and online at www.harborfreight.com from April 2008 through May 2012. The Harbor Freight Tools Cordless Drills are blue and black and have a black trigger switch. They have a 19.2v rechargeable battery pack. The drill's model number is located on a yellow label on the left side of the drill. "Made in China" appears in black and red lettering on a yellow warning sticker located on the right side of the unit. The cordless drills were manufactured in China.

WHY: The black trigger switch on the 19.2v cordless drill can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: Harbor Freight Tools has received one report of a drill overheating and burning through the handle of the unit, which resulted in a consumer receiving a minor injury.

HOW MANY: About 108,000.

FOR MORE: Contact Harbor Freight Tools at 800-444-3353 Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website at http://www.harborfreight.com/recall-safety-information .

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RIDING MOWERS

DETAILS: Toro Z Master Riding Mowers manufactured by The Toro Co. of Bloomington, Minn.; sold at Toro dealers nationwide from January through August 2012. The 2012 Toro Z Master Commercial 2000 Series ZRT riding mowers are red and black. "Toro" and "2000 Series" are printed on the side and "Z Master Commercial" on the front of the mowers. The model and serial numbers are on a metal plate located at the front of the mower, below the seat, on the left-hand side. The riding mowers were manufactured in the United States.

WHY: The traction drive belt can wear through the mower's fuel tank and cause fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: Toro has received five reports of incidents. No injuries reported.

HOW MANY: About 2,600 in the U.S. and 31 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Contact Toro at 855-493-0090 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website online at http://www.toro.com .

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