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. Toro has received 154 reports.
The recall involves Toro Power Sweep electric blower model 51586 that was manufactured between 2000 and 2002.
They were sold through Toro dealers and various retailers nationwide including The Home Depot, Lowes, Target and K-Mart stores from January 2000 through late December 2002 for about $32.
Consumers should stop using the recalled blowers immediately and contact Toro to receive a replacement blower.
For more information, contact Toro at (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