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Health Canada recalls Toro snow throwers due to amputation hazard

Health Canada has issued a recall on 2021 Toro Power Max 826 OHAE snow throwers after they were found to pose significant injury risks.

According to HC, the snow throwers with the model number 37802 may have failing roll pins, which result in the auger and impeller spinning at full speed any time the engine is running. This could cause amputation hazards.

For those who don't know, the model number can be found on a sticker at the rear of the machine.

"The roll pins located in the handle latching assembly could crack and fall out, preventing the auger and impeller from being disengaged," wrote Health Canada. "This would cause the auger and impeller to spin at full speed any time the engine is running, posing a potential injury hazard to users."

<who> Photo Credit: Health Canada

As of Jan. 26, Toro has received four reports of missing roll pins in Canada. The company sold 679 units of the affected product in Canada.

These products, which were manufactured in Juarez, Mexico, were sold from November 2020 to January 2021. Thankfully, no Canadians have been injured from the faulty snow throwers.

Consumers with these machines should immediately stop using them and contact a Toro authorized service dealer.



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