Toro recently announced the recall of over 20,000 snowblowers and 6,000 mowers due to a fire hazard.

On both the Toro PC-421Q Snowblowers and the Toro 20″ Recycler Mowers the carburetors can develop fuel leaks which can ignite when exposed to an ignition source. There have been at least 500 reports of carburetor leaks, but so far no reports of fire or injury.

Anyone who owns an affected model should stop using the product immediately and contact a Toro Service Dealer for a free repair. Hopefully there aren’t many people in the States still using their snowblower…

More information, including specific model numbers, can be found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission recall site and at

Credit: CPSC