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The Craftsman Brand Recalls Blower/Vacs Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

The blower/vac’s motor can catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards.

Recall date: December 09, 2015
Recall number: 16-056
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    Recalled Craftsman blower/vac

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    Recalled Craftsman blower/vac with mulch bag

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    Location of model number and serial number on the unit

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Blower/Vac

Hazard:

The blower/vac’s motor can catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards.

Consumer Contact:

The Craftsman brand hotline toll-free at 888-266-7096 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Friday through Sunday, or online at www.craftsman.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 74,000

Description

This recall involves two models of Craftsman 12 amp electric blower/vacs. The blower/vacs have a red motor housing and a black blower tube and restrictor nozzle, and measure 12 inches high by 34 inches long. Blower/vacs with model number 138.74898 or 138.74899 are being recalled. Model 138.74898 has a variable speed switch and a serial number between SES0100001 and SES1951280.  Model 138.74899 has a two-speed switch and a serial number between SER3561101 and SES2141280. The model number, serial number, “Craftsman” and “AC BLOWER / VAC” are printed on the side of the motor housing.

Incidents/Injuries

Seven reports of the blower/vacs catching fire have been received. One injury has been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower/vacs and contact the Craftsman brand hotline for a full refund.

Sold at

ACE Hardware, Orchard Supply Hardware, and Sears stores nationwide and online from January 2013 through October 2015 for between $50 and $100.

Importer(s)

Ace Hardware Corporation, of Oak Brook, Ill; Orchard Supply Hardware, of San Jose, Calif.; and Sears, Roebuck & Co., of Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Manufactured in

China

  • Recalled Craftsman blower/vac

  • Recalled Craftsman blower/vac with mulch bag

  • Location of model number and serial number on the unit