WEATHER WATCH
Recall: Power Max Snowthrowers reportedly present amputation hazard
Recalled Model Year 2021 Toro Power Max 826 OHAE Snowthrower, Model 37802 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission)

BALTIMORE (WBFF) - On February 17, 2021, the 2021 Toro Power Max 826 OHAE Snowthrower, Model 37802 was recalled due to amputation hazard. 

The piece of equipment is used widely to remove snow from outside of residences and and problematic areas,  such as a sidewalk, driveway, runway, etc. 

According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, the auger can fail to disengage when the control lever is released, posing an amputation hazard.

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

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. However, a spokesperson with Medstar Health provided images of what type of amputations could be a result from injury. 

Hand injured by snow blower. (Medstar Health)

Finger tips gone. (Medstar Health)

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