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Toro Company Reannounces Blower Recall

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The Toro Company, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is voluntarily recalling 900,000 “Toro Power Sweep Electric Blowers.”

Hazard: 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 propellers, including 28 reports of minor cuts and bruises resulting from projected pieces.

Included in the recall are Toro Power Sweep electric blowers, model 51586. The recalled products have serials numbers ranging between 000055100 and 220255609.

Consumers are advised to stop using the blowers immediately and to contact the company for a replacement blower.

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 CPSC Notes: The Toro Company originally recalled these electric blowers on July 26, 2007.