Toro recalls snow blowers over ethanol fuel explosion hazard

July 21, 2010 |

In Washington, Minnesota and Canada, the Toro Company in cooperation with Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced July 14 a voluntary recall of certain snow blower models, due to explosion hazard caused by carburetor corrosion from ethanol in gasoline fuel. The recall affects about 35,700 Power Clear 180 Single Stage snow blowers in the United States and 2,300 in Canada, sold between November 2009 and May 2010. The company’s website states that a corroded carburetor needle can stick in the open position and allow fuel to leak from the carburetor, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

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