Toro recalls Power Max Snowthrowers due to amputation hazard

Power Max 826 Recall

BLOOMINGTON, M.N. — Toro has issued a recall for the Power Max Snowthrower due to 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

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.

About 6,700 units are believed to be subject to the recall. They were sold at The Home Depot, Ace Hardware, and Toro Authorized Dealers nationwide and online at, and from November 2020 through January 2021 for about $1,200.

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

Toro can be reached toll-free at 833-254-8856 to access the 24-hour Toro Dealer locator system, or online at to locate the nearest Toro authorized service dealer.

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