Recall date: April 16, 2015
Recall number: 15-111

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Homelite electric blower vacuums
Hazard:
The blower vacuum can overheat, spark and catch on fire posing fire and burn hazards.
Remedy:
Refund
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 Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 823,000 in the United States and 41,000 in Canada. (Models UT42120 and UT42120A of this product were previously recalled in February 2013.)
Description:

The blower vacuum can overheat, spark and catch on fire posing fire and burn hazards.

Description:

This recall involves Homelite 12 amp electric blower vacuums with model numbers UT42120, UT42120A and UT42121. Model 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.

Incidents/Injuries:

Homelite has received 1,369 reports of blower vacuums sparking, arcing, smoking or burning, including one report of minor injury.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower vacuums and return them to any Home Depot or Direct Tools Factory Outlet store for a full refund.

Sold At:

Home Depot and Direct Tools Factory Outlets stores nationwide and online at www.homedepot.com from January 2010 through March 2015 for about $40.

Manufactured In:
China