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Homelite Recalls Electric Blower Vacuums Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot

  • Homelite Electric Blower Vacuum attachment
  • Homelite Blower Vacuum
Name of Product:
Homelite Electric Blower Vacuums
Hazard:

Objects that are drawn into the unit during vacuum mode can break through the plastic housing, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
February 21, 2013
Units:
About 241,000 in the United States and 13,600 in Canada
Consumer Contact

Homelite Consumer Products;  at (800) 597-9624 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.homelite.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Homelite electric blower vacuums with two different model and serial number ranges, including model UT42120 with serial numbers BMP3540001 through BMR2103100, and model UT42120A with serial numbers BMR2120001 through BMR3421250. Model and serial numbers are located on a label on the left side of the red motor housing. The blower vacuums are red and black. “Homelite BlowerVac 2 Speed Powerful 220 MPH” is printed on the side of the motor housing and on the black plastic blower tube.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower vacuums and contact Homelite for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

Homelite received one report of an incident with the recalled blower vacuums.  No injuries have been reported.

Sold Exclusively At

Home Depot stores nationwide and online at www.homedepot.com from February 2012 through December 2012 for about $40.

Manufacturer(s):

Changzhou Globe Tools Co. Ltd., of China

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Homelite Consumer Products Inc., of Anderson, S.C.

Recall number:
13-122
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