The Toro Company Case Settles for $5,500.00

This page last reviewed April 9th, 2013.

In April 2013, the Air Resources Board (ARB) reached a settlement with The Toro Company (Toro) that included a one-time payment of $5,500 to the California Air Pollution Control Fund for self-reported sales of 16 non-certified small off-road engines for the years 2011 and 2012. 

Toro relied on its supplier to obtain and maintain certification and Executive Orders for the small off-road engines involved in this case. While Toro’s supplier did not obtain Executive Orders for 2011, they did obtain Executive Orders in July of 2012. Toro has taken steps to avoid this type of error in the future. Toro self-reported the error, self-initiated corrective action recalling and removing 9 units at considerable expense, and was very cooperative and forthcoming with information to ARB. To settle the case, Toro agreed to the $5,500 penalty.