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The Toro Company is recalling about 6,700 Toro Power Max Snowthrowers over concerns that the auger can fail to disengage when the control lever is released, posing an amputation hazard.
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What’s the Problem?

This recall affects Model Year 2021 Toro Power Max 826 OHAE Snowthrowers with Model Number 37802, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) [1].

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

The model and serial number can be found on the back of the snow thrower. Serial numbers affected by the recall are listed on Toro’s website at: https://www.toro.com/en/product-safety-information/product-recall-information.

The recalled snow throwers were sold online and at The Home Depot, Ace Hardware, and Toro Authorized Dealers nationwide from November 2020 through January 2021 for about $1,200.

If you purchased a snow thrower that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact your local Toro dealer for a free repair.

This recall began on February 17, 2021.

How Common are Snow Blower Injuries?

When there’s a problem with snow blowers not operating as they should, some users might reach their hand inside and get struck by the blade. For this reason, hand injuries are the most common injury caused by snow blowers.

A recent study conducted by researchers at the Department of Orthopedics at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School found that about 6,000 hand and finger injuries occur each year from snow blowers in the United States.

Fingers were the most injured body parts, followed closely by hand injuries. The most common form of damage done to the fingers and hands by snow blowers include:

  • Fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Amputations

The study’s authors concluded that consumer warnings have not been effective in preventing snowblower injuries, and that more safety precautions and mechanisms need to be implemented so that injuries from snowblowers are less likely to occur.

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