Toro Recalls Power Max Snowthrowers

Amputation Hazards

On February 17, 2021, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall for approximately 6,700 Toro Power Max 826 OHAE Snowthrowers.

Description: This recall involves the 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 here.

Hazard: The auger can fail to disengage when the control lever is released, posing an amputation hazard.

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

Incidents/Injuries: 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.

Sold At: The Home Depot, Ace Hardware, and Toro Authorized Dealers nationwide and online from November 2020 through January 2021 for about $1,200.

Manufacturer(s): The Toro Company, of Bloomington, Minn.

Manufactured In: Juarez, Mexico

Recall Number: 21-080

Additional Information

  • Consumer Contact: Contact Toro toll-free at 833-254-8856 to access the 24-hour Toro Dealer locator system or online to locate a Toro authorized service dealer near you.
  • US CPSC: Toro Recalls Power Max Snowthrowers


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