Toro Recalls Power Clear Snowblowers and Recycler Mowers
Credit: CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with The Toro Company, of Bloomington, Minn., announced a voluntary recall of about 18,000 Toro Power Clear Snowblowers in the U.S., 5,000 in Canada, and about 6,000 Toro 20" Recycler Mowers in the U.S., 200 in Canada today.

Hazard: The carburetors on both products develop fuel leaks and can ignite when exposed to an ignition source, posing a fire or burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been about 500 reports of carburetor leaks. There were no reports of fire or injury.


Toro PC-421Q Snowblowers:
The model/serial numbers are found on a decal on the underside of the rear of the unit. Model and serial numbers are:
Model Number Serial Number
38588 310000001 to 310999999 and 311000001 to 311003576
38589 310000001 to 310999999 and 311000001 to 311999999

Toro 20" Recycler Mower:
The model and serial numbers are found on a decal on the left rear of the mower. Model 20323; Serial number 310000001 to 310999999.

Sold at: Toro Dealers in the United States and Canada from September 2009-March 2011.

Manufactured in: Mower in Mexico; Snowblower in the United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the products and contact a Toro Service Dealer for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, including the name of a dealer near you, contact Toro toll free at 877-738-4440 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT, or visit Toro's website:

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at