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OWT Industries Recalls Electric Blower Vacuums

Expert Gardener electric leaf blower vacuum
Expert Gardener electric blower vacuum attachment and bag
Expert Gardener electric leaf blower vacuum

Expert Gardener electric leaf blower vacuum

Expert Gardener electric blower vacuum attachment and bag

Expert Gardener electric blower vacuum attachment and bag

Name of Product:
Expert Gardener electric blower vacuums
Hazard:
The blower vacuum can overheat, spark and catch on fire posing fire and burn hazards.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
April 16, 2015
Units:
About 225,000 in the United States. (Models 20254EG and 20254EGC of this product were previously recalled in February 2013.)
Consumer Contact

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

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Expert Gardener 12 amp electric blower vacuums with model numbers 20254EG, 20254EGA, 20254EGB, 20254EGBC, 20254EGC and 21254EG. Model numbers are located on a label on the left side of the motor housing. The blower vacuums are green and black. "Expert Gardener" and "Blower Vac 2 Speed Quiet 150 MPH Powerful 220 MPH" are printed on the side of the green motor housing and on the black plastic blower tube.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower vacuums and return them to any Walmart store for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

OWT has received 16 reports of blower vacuums sparking, arcing, smoking or burning. No injuries have been reported.

Sold Exclusively At

Walmart stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com from January 2012 through March 2015 for about $40.

Manufacturer(s):
Changzhou Globe Tools Co. Ltd. and Cixi City Best Power Tools Co., Ltd., of China
Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

OWT Industries Inc., of Pickens, S.C.

Recall number:
15-112
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