Toro Power Max Snowthrowers recalled because of amputation hazard

Posted at 8:24 AM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 08:24:33-05

(WSYM) — Toro Max Snowthrowers are being recalled because of a potential amputation hazard.

The recalled model is the 2021 Toro Power Max 826 OHAE Snowthrower, model 37802.

The company states that the auger can fail to disengage when the control lever is released, posing an amputation hazard.

About 6,700 units are listed in the recall. No injuries have been reported as of yet. The snowblower is sold at The Home Depot, Ace Hardware, and Toro Authorized Dealers nationwide and online at,, and They were sold between November 2020 through January 2021 for about $1,200.

Customers can contact Toro with their concerns at 833-254-8856, or locate an authorized dealer locally for assistance at