The Toro Company, in cooperation with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced a voluntary recall of 900,000 Toro Power Sweep Electric Blowers and advises consumers to stop using the recalled blowers immediately.
The blower’s impeller, which is a rotating component on the blower, can break, resulting in pieces of plastic flying out of the blower. This poses a risk of serious injury to the user or a bystander.
To date, the company has received 162 reports of broken impellers, 28 of which include reports of minor cuts and bruises resulting from projected impeller pieces.
Included in the recall are Toro Power Sweep electric blowers – model number 51586 and serial numbers that range between 000055100 and 220255609.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled products and to contact the company to receive a free replacement.
Toro Consumer Contact: (888) 279-3191 between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday. Consumers can also visit the Toro web site at www.toro.com. The Toro Company has notified registered owners directly.