Toro Recalls Snow Thrower for ‘Amputation’ Hazard
TORO SNOW THROWER RECALL
I'm pretty sure that I have a Toro Snow Thrower in my garage. However, it's not the model that is being recalled.
Toro has put out a nationwide recall of it's 2021 Toro Power Max 826 OHAE Snow thrower. There have been 5 reports of incidents related to the auger failing to disengage when the control lever is released. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.
The Model Number is 37802. The model and serial number are located on the back of the snow thrower. You can learn more about this recall by visiting Toro’s website by clicking HERE now.
Here is what the report says:
HAZARD: The auger can fail to disengage when the control lever is released, posing an amputation hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the Snow Thrower and contact a Toro authorized dealer for repair, by calling 1-833-254-8856.
Consumers who have purchased this Snow Thrower are being encouraged to immediately stop using the recalled Toro Power Max Snow thrower and contact a Toro authorized dealer for a free repair.
The Snow Thrower was available across the country for $1200, from November 2020 through January of 2021 at the following locations:
- The Home Depot
- Ace Hardware
- Toro Authorized Dealers nationwide
The Toro Company, located in Bloomington, Minnesota, manufactures this Snow Thrower in Juarez, Mexico.
The Recall number is 21-080. The Model number is 37802.
Toro has a toll free number that you can call for more information regarding this recall or other information. The number is 1-833-254-8856.