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Toro recalls power max snowthrowers due to amputation hazard

Toro is recalling about 6,700 power max snowthrowers due to an amputation hazard.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the auger can fail to disengage when the control lever is released, posing an amputation hazard.

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 www.toro.com/en/product-safety-information/product-recall-information.

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

The firm has received five reports of incidents related to auger failing to disengage when the control lever is released.  No injuries have been reported.

The snowthrowers were sold at 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.

Consumers can contact Toro toll-free at 1-833-254-8856 to access the 24-hour Toro Dealer locator system, or online at www.Toro.com/locator to locate a Toro authorized service dealer near you.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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