Snowblower Safety

Snow season is coming; stay safe with these reminders from Toro.

| October 28, 2011

  • The INT 1632 Snowblower from Toro in action.
    The INT 1632 Snowblower from Toro in action.
    courtesy Toro Co.
  • Toro Co.

    courtesy Toro Co.

  • The INT 1632 Snowblower from Toro in action.
  • Toro Co.

Bloomington, Minnesota — This snow season, trade in that old shovel for the convenience and efficiency of a Toro® snowblower. Whichever Toro model you choose, be sure to operate it safely. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates each year there are approximately 5,700 hospital emergency room-related injuries associated with snowblowers. The Toro Co. wants you and your family to be safe during the upcoming snow season and offers the following snowblower safety reminders:

● Read and understand your operator’s manual before operating the snowblower.

● For gasoline units, add fuel to the tank (outdoors) before starting the machine. Do not add gasoline to a running or hot engine, and never leave the machine running in an enclosed area.

● If you have an electric snowblower, use an outdoor power cord and an outlet with ground-fault-circuit interruption protection. Know where your power cord is at all times, and be sure to replace worn or damaged cords.

● Inspect the area where the snowblower will be used, and remove any objects that might be picked up and thrown by the snowblower. 

● Keep children and pets far away. 

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