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Toro recalls snowblowers due to amputation hazard

There have been five reports of the machine not working property, although no injuries have been reported.

Toro is recalling more than 6,000 snowblowers due to an amputation hazard.

The Bloomington-based company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall Wednesday, recommending that anyone who owns a 2021 Power Max 826 OHAE Snowthrower to stop using it immediately and contact Toro for a repair. 

This comes after there have been five reports of incidents in which the auger failed to disengage when the control lever was released, which creates an amputation hazard. 

No injuries have been reported. 

The snowblowers were manufactured in Juarez, Mexico, and were sold for about $1,200 between November 2020 and January of this year at Toro authorized dealers, including Home Depot and Ace Hardware, and online. About 6,700 were sold. 

The serial numbers of the snowblowers impacted by this recall can be found here

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