The Toro Company of Bloomington, Minn., is recalling about 6,700 Toro Power Max Snowthrowers.
The auger can fail to disengage when the control lever is released, posing an amputation hazard.
The firm has received five reports of incidents related to the auger failing to disengage when the control lever is released. No injuries have been reported.
This 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 snowthrower.
Serial numbers included in this recall are listed on Toro’s website at https://www.toro.com/en/product-safety-information/product-recall-information.
The snowthrowers, manufactured in Mexico, were sold at The Home Depot, Ace Hardware, and Toro Authorized Dealers nationwide and online at www.homedepot.com, www.acehardware.com, and www.toro.com from November 2020, through January 2021, for about $1,200.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Toro Power Max Snowthrower and contact a Toro authorized dealer for a free repair.
Consumers may contact Toro 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 near them.