By CBSBoston.com Staff

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (CBS) — About 6,700 snowblowers sold nationwide are being recalled due to an “amputation hazard.” Anyone who bought a Toro Power Max Snowthrower should stop using it immediately, a recall notice shared by the Consumer Product Safety Commission says.

The recalled snowblowers made in Mexico are Model Year 2021 Toro Power Max 826 OHAE Snowthrowers with Model Number 37802.

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“The auger can fail to disengage when the control lever is released, posing an amputation hazard,” Toro said in a statement.

Click Here To Read The Recall Notice

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So far, there have been five reports of the auger failing to disengage, but no known injuries have occurred.

The recalled snowblower (Image credit: CPSC)

The snowblowers were sold at Home Depot, Ace Hardware and other stores nationwide and online for about $1,200.

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CBSBoston.com Staff