2/19/21 – About 6,700 snowblowers recalled due to amputation hazard

Toro is recalling almost 7,000 of its Power Max Snowthrowers. (Mlive)

(Mlive) – Toro has recalled about 6,700 snowblowers that pose an amputation hazard when used.

According to the recall from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission the auger on Toro’s Power Max Snowthrowers can fail to disengage when the control lever is released, causing an amputation hazard.

The recall involves Model Year 2021 Toro Power Max 826 OHAE Snowthrowers with Model Number 37802. The model and serial number are located on the back of the machine.

The machines were manufactured in Juarez, Mexico and distributed by the Toro Company of Bloomington, Minnesota.

To date, the company has received five reports of incidents related to auger failing to disengage when the control lever is released. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Toro Power Max Snowthrower and contact a Toro authorized dealer for a free repair.

Consumers can call toll-free at 833-254-8856 to access the 24-hour Toro Dealer locator system, or online at www.toro.com/locator to locate a Toro authorized service dealer.

The recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process.