Heavy Duty Toro Power Max Snowthrowers Recalled for Amputation Risk

Toro 2021 Power Max 826 OHAE Snowthrowers (SOURCE: Toro)
Toro 2021 Power Max 826 OHAE Snowthrowers (SOURCE: Toro).

The Toro 2021 Power Max 826 OHAE Snowthrowers with Model Number 37802 is being recalled for repair due to the risk of amputation because the auger can fail to disengage when the control lever is released. As of February 17, 2021, no injuries have been reported.

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




The recall affects about 6,700 units that were manufactured in Jaurez, Mexico.

Consumer Contact: Toro toll-free at 833-254-8856 to access the 24-hour Toro Dealer locator system, or online at www.toro.com/locator to locate a Toro authorized service dealer near you.




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 https://www.toro.com/en/product-safety-information/product-recall-information.

Toro has received five reports of incidents related to auger failing to disengage when the control lever is released. No injuries have been reported.

he Toro Snowthrowers were sold at The Home Depot, Ace Hardware, and Toro Authorized Dealers nationwide and online at www.homedepot.com, www.acehardware.com, and www.toro.com from November 2020 through January 2021 for about $1,200.

The Toro Company is located in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Toro 2021 Power Max 826 OHAE Snowthrowers (SOURCE: Toro)
Toro 2021 Power Max 826 OHAE Snowthrowers (SOURCE: Toro).